Every time I take that giant leap
outside our front door,
I feel like I'll miss our baby's entire lifetime,
and the gravity of it all
leaves a crater in the
craggy panorama of my chest.
It feels as if I'll be gone
until a new planet teeming with life
wobbles into view;
or until Halley's Comet smolders
through the heavens again.
I only launch myself outdoors
for a few scarce hours but I get
dizzy like a black hole
whenever I leave the two of you.
May 29, 2011