I am afraid to name her.
What if I call it wrong?
If my moniker choice resists
story, history, or song?

Details of breeding and face,
habits, regrets, disgrace...
These I'll slap on her like travel stickers on a suitcase,
but a name?

So much weight.
So I wait.

One false christening could render her
uninteresting and ugly.
But then,
even Scarlet O'Hara was first Penelope.