2014-01-09T13:29:19-08:00January 9th, 2014|Parenthood|


You are small enough
that I sometimes mistake you
for a backpack

going about my day
attached to you
but craning my neck
to see over top
of your soft head

and then today
I got stranded
a few minutes
with nothing to do
but look at you

you looked back
in that steady way
that babies have
quietly curious
unaware that staring contests
are awkward

and I noticed that your head
is shaped like an acorn
your eyelashes are long like mine
and your eyes widen
every few seconds
like you are surprised
I am still here.

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