Fathers Day

Nose to nose
Looking at each other
With such joy
Such light
He’s just a few months old
All chubby cheeks
And gurgling smile
You hold him so gently
Up in the air
With strong hands
Eyes sparkling
Sleep barely shed
The morning bright
On the winter blankets
He keeps squirming
Bursting with life
And you want to hold him
Safe and close
So he won’t tumble
So you can
Keep him safe from tumbling

The picture is black and white
Years old now
But in my mind’s eye
I always remember
The golden light
The blue of the room
The red in your beard
The flush of pink on his little fingers

In my heart
I always see you both
In beautiful colour


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