I can't do her justice, but I hope her spirit, courage and hope come shining through:
Your first observation is the fuck and the wit
Highlighted boldly, a quite perfect fit
For this woman who waxes and cleverly wanes
About family and futures and gentlemanly manes.
Not! Australian by birth,
Open by choice
She welcomes outrageous
In her tolerant voice.
Is her accent as cool as one might conclude?
I imagine she yells, but stops cold at rude.
She swears and complains and cynically chats
Yet a vulnerable kindness covers all that.
A writer she is, with a widely world view--
A pudgy white chick who knows what to do.
She polishes tales of corruption and rabbits,
About ClareBear and Dummerboy and various habits.
She’s Baino the brave
And she’s plotting her trip:
A stop in New England
Then Houston and zip
To the west coast and back
Cross the sea to the Royds.
Whatever she lacks
She’s too real to avoid.
A Shirley Bassey style
And a backside with plunge
She'll travel long miles
Through beauty and grunge.
She fashions herself
With a steady true hand
And welcomes you warmly
Into Ms. Baino-land!