25 April 2010

Breathless
















we shared a moment’s intimacy
her upraised bottle said
cheers and her grin agreed


moments before she’d been
chatting with an imaginary
caller on the phone


was it Mama? Impossible to
know but the flow of baby talk
says someone well loved


she hastens through infancy
with intractable sophistication
leaving me breathless
© 10 April, 2010, I. D. Carswell