In Her Blue Eyes: Jessica Poems

 Randy & Shirley Brooks

The Newborn Between Us

dawn's faint light . . .
the newborn between us
cooing in her sleep
newborn's cry?
old calico cat sniffs up and down
the crib rail
the minister's hand
over the baby's soft spot--
she hushes
worship service over,
our friends gather around
the babe in her arms
twinkle twinkle
little star; baby falls asleep
in the car

the top stair creaks--
the baby's fingers part
then settle back to sleep
rain on the window--
the newborn's fingers
catch in my beard
baby's eyes widen
to someone new . . .
lip puckers to a cry

|| title & preface page || pregnant pause || newborn between us || baby's reach ||

|| wobbly toddler || toddler's fish || beach toddler || little girl ||

In Her Blue Eyes: Jessica Poems © 1998 Randy M. Brooks
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