It really should make me jealous but when I see you two together I just can’t stop smiling.
I see how those tiny hands find their way to you in the darkness, when my unyielding and fatigued body has tuned out her plaintive cries.
Those big brown eyes darting nervously to the door every few minutes, when the sun starts to set.
She will follow your footprints in the sand for miles till the tide finally consumes them.
She never tires of stroking your head when you surrender it to that almost invisible and tiny lap.
I’ve seen her hugging your t-shirts to fill her nostrils with you when you’re away.
That desperate moaning wail that stumbles and follows you to the door when you can’t stay.
Drifting in and out of sleep, so often she calls for you, a determined , demanding voice that I cannot tame.
That happy dance she’s choreographed just for you, the first man in her heart’s hall of fame.
I made her heart inside me, and I know for eternity I can stake my claim.
But that same heart has a beautiful, colourful, throbbing piece, with only her daddy’s name.