Josephina sees herself in the mirror for the very first time
her baby blues open wide
in awe of the image
she does not know yet
belongs to her
for she is only seven months old
Josephina examines the face carefully
moves in closer
looks straight into her own eyes
Wrinkles her tiny nose
in approval of the beautiful little girl
probably thinking they will be the best of friends
her mother watches proudly in the background
takes a short vídeo of the memorable encounter
and emails it to abuela.
And of course as all abuelas do
she is so proud
all she can think of to say
deja vous all over again
Josephina’s mom did the same thing
Thanks for the memories!
is a little boy named Nicholas
He always has a smile for me
His eyes ask quietly.
When I read him a story
he listens carefully.
He’s only eleven months old
seems to know a good story
when it’s told
His eyes are big and brown
and laugh on their own
Nicholas is a happy baby and does not know about a frown
This is why he is my inspiration
All his world is fascination
I wonder what he does with his imagination.
I try to look at things through his eyes
because his small world is all surprise.
* Dedicated to my grandson
This is dedicated to my infant grandson. I see them mostly in photographs and short video clips his parents sent me. And sometimes it seems he is in deep thought.
It’s hard to tell what you are thinking about
all day you are snug in your bed
or being swayed in your mother’s arms
or being fed,
What is it that you think about all day?
What are you beginning to understand?
Are you marveled at the world you see?
Do you have some thoughts about improving it?
What do you think about when you look into your mother’s eyes?
Do you wonder what everyone thinks about you?
Do you know you are so cute?
Thinking is a tedious task sometimes.
But a word to the wise,
Thinking should be done very carefully.
It should always be thoughtful.
Thinking should be purposeful.
You are just a few months old
I would love to know what you think about but,
now it does not matter.
what I want you to know is that
we love you so much
and that we
grandma and grandpa
think about you all the time.
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