Embrace and Release

Pint-sized explorer,

Every second houses discovery.

Crystal blue, absorbing all anew.

Dirty knees from the latest expedition,

You crawl over to touch base.

A moment of connection, my melted heart,

And you fly again.

I hold on, and let go.

Again and again.

I read you and take your cues.

 

Tiny story-teller,

You narrate your life.

If I listen closely enough,

You will share your discoveries.

Every new syllable a treasure,

We unwrap your gifts together,

And with each “ma”, I rejoice.

 

As you unfold, I dare not blink.

I covet each moment with you,

And know too that they are not mine.

Keep stepping out, little puddle-jumper,

And know that I am here for every splash.

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