Mother Karla

Mother Karla

(For my grandmother)


They'll never know you like me

But you're the woman I always want to be.

My Grandmother Karla, who died too soon and too late

Who delivered both Alan and Candi and bore them this fate.

A dark beauty,

A green hedge;

A righteous duty, a loyal pledge.

To this life, to this liberty,

Towards the sky, towards the Light:

Grandma Karla I promise to live through your eyes.

To share our traditions, true legacy through time

Carriers of your colors propagating against crimes.

Her last favorite jellybean left late in the jar

Her first sign of hope, last glanced from afar

By the name on your star, I'll be wherever you are.

Four time All-American, WNBA Champion, Edutainer and Coach