2012-02-15T09:49:04-08:00February 15th, 2012|Parenthood|

The myth of a baby’s cry

He cries
but it’s not like it is
when we cry

there is nothing somber
in his whimper

his heart is not heavy
he is not even

quite the opposite
he is brazenly optimistic
sure that life is safe
that love is always
close by

he is too young
to have swallowed the inevitability
of disappointment

his wail in the night
is just his way of saying
he is affronted
by this momentary flaw
in the order of things

and would someone kindly hear him
come close
hold him
and make his world right
once again.

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