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on what we made…

May 18, 2012

today is a poem day.  i wrote one and want to share it.  thanks for reading– and please feel free to leave any thoughts, criticisms, etc… i Love to hear what you readers think!

all my current nicknames for you
sound like food.
muffin top.
butter cup.
pumpkin pie.
i want to carve your cheeks out
with a spoon;
i want to savor every taste and
lick my flatware clean.

i am awed that you allow
me every day
to keep a running tally.
i am memorizing
your nose crinkles
your lip smooshes
your tiny toddler voice
your dirty hippie baby feet.

i want to count
every blonde brown hair
on your head.
i want to stare
into your sky-blue eyes
and see if i can accurately
number the raindrop-colored
diamond stars.
i want to press
my nose into
the nape of your neck
and absorb the smell.
i want to capture
your laughter and contain
it in cookie jars (later
to reach in and grab
something sweet).

i want to eat you up.
i want to drink you in.
i want to always know
you (like this).

i want every moment
to be this close in proximity
to the next.

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  1. May 18, 2012 7:29 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful Lydia! I look forward to reading more of your poetry! LOVE LOVE LOVE! 🙂 Such a sweet keepsake for Harper.

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