Isabel

Isabel

Isabel

In that way
Only babies know
You throw yourself at me
Nothing withheld
No how do I look
Will she want me
Dare I risk this
In that way
Only adults can
I scoop you up
and enfold you utterly
Together we define trust
Later
You spot me across the room
Stopping only to discard a block
You were minutely examining
You set off
A classic girl crawler
Crossing what must be an ocean of floor
You touch my feet
Plonk yourself on your bottom
stretch your arms up so strongly
no shred of doubt could live
You haven’t seen me for two months but you know
I will sweep you up
Cover you in kisses
Possibly weep a little
Together we define the universe.

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