listen

sometimes
when you’re talking
I get distracted
by your eyes
and the infinities
inside them
the wonder
of your existence
made within me
years ago
and I have to
shake myself
and listen
to
your
words

for my son

my child
even as you grow
in age
in height
in shoe size!
know this
you are still
my baby boy
and despite
your need for privacy
your shrinking from
embarrassing
kiss hug hair-tidies
I think of you
always
I love you
always
you are worth
earth moon and stars
you are precious
irreplaceable
perfectly you
yourself
as you are
and as you will be
believe me
and
believe in yourself
xxx