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.
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.