Treasure

I was listening to poetry this morning and this, which has been brewing in my mind for weeks, finally came out. I hope you enjoy it!

Treasure

Like jewels hanging around my neck

Are the babbles and giggles

the screeches and squawks

The unintelligible language you speak

You reach out your hand to touch my lip

As if my mouth holds unknown things

hidden treasures

Sometimes we wash your hands at the sink

Like a couple dancing

You in my arms

Long familiar with the hold we have on one another

A daily anniversary of the day you arrived

Happy

Curious

and spry

When you cry out in the night I am blinded

With sleep

But I find you as if buried

Deep within a mine

Alone

Afraid

and waiting

When I scoop you into my arms

You wrap around my neck

More precious than anything

Ever to adorn me

When years tumble past

Like the clothes you watch

through the window of the wash machine

Will memories fade with them

Or will they polish to a bright shine

Like gold or diamonds

Like time in a jar of water

Shimmering, shining bright

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