to gaze with wonder at the world,
so bright outside the womb.
to hear the mother singing of grace,
and the father reading with a split personality.
to smell the mother near,
the perfume that permeates her robe.
to drink the milk, warm and comforting,
to taste the fruit, smooth and sweet.
to clutch Momma’s hair,
dangling in midair.
to grab with the hand,
in stretch and play.
backwards or forwards,
that’s spelled the same.