Oh, I love the possums in Australia! I'm certain Abby was both impressed and honored by this poem. It's very lovely and very truthful. I never get tired of your writing - it's soooooo easy on the eyes. Reading your work relieves stress, I swear.
Refreshing pops into my head when I finished reading this. Your poems are consistently excellent never mundane or ho hum but like a bright sprig of hope. Yes I can see some of Abby in here but smoothed over by you as each stanza could almost stand alone, yet I think that's how you structured it, but in the end it is all pulled altogether beautifully ..