The sound of a letter followed seamlessly by "ahh"
in a rosebud mouth
is babble to some
or annoyance to the heartless few
but to me it is an incantation
that puts butterflies in my stomach
and lights these tired eyes
Who among us isn't bewitched by the sound of a soul
discovering their body?
If any hands should raise
I suspect they are neither mother
my heart's kindred.
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