To my sweet daughter, Merilin:
I love you more than applesauce, than peaches and a plum,
Than chocolate hearts and cherry tarts and berry bubble-gum.
I love you more than lemonade and seven-layer cake,
Than lollipops and candy drops and a thick vanilla shake.
I love you more than marzipan and honey on toast;
For I love pies, of any size, but I love you the most.
Happy Valentine's Day, Merilin!