I learned pride tonight
here when I thought I knew it all along
but that on the face of my baby son
blowing bubbles in the bath water
half the time taking accidental gulps
all for my applause -
unabashed wild smile
and a sparkle in his eye
I want him to always be this free
and acutely unaware
my torn open heart again and again
be careful, so careful.
These are beautiful tiny humans and all that that entails.