you knew fighting

this losing battle

would be no stroll

on a calm beach.

And daughter,

now you know

that to challenge Goliath

when you are David,

when you have nothing,

…feel like nothing…

and you have no wealth,

no allies, no power-

that it’s like a penny

challenging a million bucks!

But you know, too

when everything is gone

…everything is lost…

and you lose…

and you’re lost…

like I lost…

…you still win.

Because you are one-

one in a million,

my Penny…

-J. Juno, February 2019