You smile every time you sneeze
Rub your little feet together
Cry when I dare put you down
Shout at toys to come closer
You have mastered rolling over
Find your hands so fascinating
They’re always in your mouth
And boy, you sure love drooling
You kick the toy piano so hard
Nod your head along to the music
I can’t believe you’re six months already
Stay my baby a little longer!
A shelf for your Western Pullman
Lovers in clear glass domes
Minimal furniture, comfortable beds
Bright curtains with light shining through
White walls and wide open spaces,
Our two little ones running around
Toys strewn in their coloured playroom,
Feet scampering, tumbling, fighting.
The smell of prawns cooked Kerala style
Wafting from a cosy warm kitchen
Smiles, laughter and little giggles
Just us two when they go down for the night.
This is the home that I dream of for us-
The one we will some day have.
Little girl who slept a lot
Your life was such a song and dance
Antics making others laugh
When did we get so big?
Miss Ponytails, when did fate change
A butterfly into a caterpillar
This shouldn’t have been your story now
There’s more to life, please just hold on.