Monday, 8 October 2012

Always A Baby

Her warm fragrant head sings fluent babble

Through a smacking soother.

Ten tiny nailed fingers fervently mine a pulse

At the elbow.

Vein throbs, hand is numbed .

Pray for Hypnos, bearing slumber.

Pray he comes soon.

Next door slams to work at six a.m.

Baby body shudders, hands claw.

Khronos, stay away.

© Noel Loftus

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Noel Loftus is a fellow member of ward9writers from Mayo in the west of Ireland. In his forties, he is married, with two children, and currently works as a buyer for a safety supplies company.