alycewilson (alycewilson) wrote,

NaPoWriMo 18: First

I'll be writing two poems today, to get caught up for the National Poetry Writing Month challenge of one poem a day. The first one is based on the Wild Violet prompt, asking poets to write a poem about a first: NAPOWRIMO 2020 - Prompt 18


KFP as a baby, yawning in a wicker basket


You lay in a clear bassinette, a treasure
on display. Except to you,
I was on display, too. Wrapped
like an enchilada in cotton,
your wide cocoa eyes
taking my measure. I thought
about a video shown
at parenting class, about how newborns
could imitate a simple movement.

And so, I stuck my tongue out,
protruding for a second,
then withdrawn. You gazed,
intrigued. I stuck it out
again, drew it back. Was I
imagining amusement, fluttering
across your face? The third time
my tongue protruded, and you
met the motion with
a tiny tongue thrust. The first
of so many firsts for us. To think,
how little we knew
about each other then, and yet
how bottomless my love.
Tags: kfp, kung fu panda, napowrimo, napowrimo 2020, poetry

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