Thursday, December 4, 2008

A sleeping baby

A sleeping baby is
a rare gift
from God
who waits until you're

He wants to make sure
you notice how
she fits, in your arms,
in the arms of the rocking chair--

How she lets go of everything
and head, body, arms, and legs
grow heavy in her sleep.
She does not second-guess you.

And you are the portal
for her sweet, puppy dreams
that only babies get.

Years from now, you are the only one
who will remember
how that little, warm body
wrapped in a footed sleeper,
draped on your chest,
trusted you completely.

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