Shh.. Just the two of us in a dim-lit room. No matter how small you’ve been you’re as small as you’re ever going to be. Sharply sweet with milky breath and chubby cheeks. Quiet calm even though you do not sleep. I can lay like this forever, eyes locked in the dark. Your fingers wrapped around my thumb. “They” say not to make eye contact. How could I not? Instead I’ll kiss your forehead and breathe you deep. They can do what they want with their babies, but you are mine to love at all hours of the day.