Thursday, July 29, 2010

so sorry, child

After bath last week, naked baby:
round, plush, so new she's dewy;
skin, and skin; perfect pinked toes.

Today, feverish, falling asleep in-arms,
I'm worried but not panicked, yet.
But sad: how can pain exist
in such a perfect, precious package?

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7 comments:

Melissa said...

Babies should be spared so much.
And yet reality makes it otherwise.
At least there's comfort in arms?
At least we get to help...
That's quite a task right there.

Heather @ Alis Grave Nil said...

Oh, this takes me back. Sweet!

Heather said...

Thanks Heather ;).
Melissa: some comfort is better than none.
She still moans, but gets hugged.

cj Schlottman said...

These tender and concrete images of
such a tiny little life in pain
hurt me in my very heart.

Thanks..........cj

Kelly said...

Poor baby, but Mama soothes all.
Hope your sweet one is better.

Melany Gallant said...

well said on how difficult it is to see your baby sick, hurt. hope your little one is feeling better!

Heather said...

Thank you all. Fever broke yesterday.
I'm glad to have a healthy girl.

Welcome, Kelly and melany