I wrote this today as I contemplated how tricky it will become for me to love myself and be the best father I can be for my darling light, Zoe.
It’s going to get tricky
I remember how careful I was with your head
when you were an infant and I picked you up.
It mostly required me not to be clumsy
I shifted my focus to your swollen tummy
when I had to ensure that you let out your burp.
Patience and hands that were firm did the trick
Not that much later it was food that was solid
a milestone that quickly became a big risk
I had to watch all the things you and I fed you
The next thing I know you’re walking, not crawling
I needed to be one step quicker than you.
My mind and my body were both now important.
I realize from now on it’s mostly your feelings
and whether you feel you’re expressed.
Success will require both love and compassion.