We were alone today for a few hours

Me and my newborn child, I snuggled my nose

Into his tummy, his clothes smelt of milk

I breathed him in and felt some sort of nirvana

I felt exhilarated, as if I had stolen something

Without getting caught and when my two year old daughter

Returned home she asked me to hug her while she sleeps

Her skin is so warm and soft, I imagine 

This is the way love must feel, if it was something tangible

After being so present, knowing all these moments will pass

In the blink of the eye, after loving them so much I figure

Living like you are going to die all the time

Lefts you feeling exhausted

Like something bad is just about to happen.

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