To my Bestfriend's Baby
My best friend's new-born baby,
One day you'd grow up
And I would tell you
That the hypothetical you were mentioned and empathized with as we teased your mother while we were in college
That I jumped out of bed when your mother shared the best 'good news' in the history of good news
That I loved the way she would glow like the morning sun while she was both her and you
That your first photograph had me in tears that flow when the eyes do try to smile
That just the memory of your tiny, pink face is enough to light mine up like a firefly glowing in the dark
That I will, forever, be nicer-than-usual with people who have the same name as yours
And as you go through life you might forget all of what I might have to say
But promise me, my sweet little child, that you will always remember the one thing that goes without saying:
I love you.
Copyright © Mrunali Damania | Year Posted 2018
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