Six Months


Six months I’ve known you

182 days

I’ve seen you asleep and awake

in so many ways


That transformative moment

as your eyes roll and close

slipping between time

where do you go?


My beautiful, funny, round-headed thing

with your gurgles and growls

a patient, determined little one

Love: mine and all of ours


How many times have I looked at you

touched you, waited til

I see your belly expand, a hand twitch with life

so you’re alive still


I need new words for your vocabulary

and the way you move

Watching as you change each day

grow and improve


The love for a child

gentle. wild. free

the adventures and dangers to come… fatal cliffs… my heart!

But right now, you’re with me




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