Dell's feet, August 2010

She wags

  • She wags like an eager puppy.
  • Her feet kick as I turn towards her.
  • She is watching intently, waiting for the moment when our eyes will meet so she can beam her love at me.
  • I feel her gaze as I move around the kitchen — preoccupied with the mundane, the meals and the mess.
  • But she is patient.
  • She waits for me,
  • Kicking madly as I approach,
  • Drawing me close with magnetic enthusiasm.
  • I look at her.
  • She smiles.
  • And so do I.

Delaney, 7 months old, July 2010