Babies Only?

Tiny tots
  need lots–
all kinds of it:
                  squeezin’, huggin’,
                  cuddlin’, lovin’,
                   sweet-talkin’,
                   “kissin’ it better”.
Run to Mommy–she has
      the crying towel,
      the healing kiss.
She loves to hug you,
      squeeze you, cuddle you,
          Tiny tot.
Would that I were a child again!
To receive that special comfort
when scrapes of life
      rend tears from my heart.
I’m “grown-up” only because
      I’ve learned to hide
      inside that need
from even myself, sometimes.
But oh, I’m just like you!
    Tiny tot–just like you!
I need it too–
             all kinds of it:
squeezin’, huggin’,
cuddlin’, lovin’,
sweet-talkin’
kissin’ it better.
I don’t understand it,
    But it’s true.
 
(August 1978)
 

Hey… get outside and enjoy that weather!  ;)

head shot from Crystal's wedding

 

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