Kenneth P. Gurney
You seem the kind of person
who looks up words in the dictionary
for no reason but edification.
I see the baby has hold of your
index finger and laughs
while shaking it.
This age your eyes gleam
while looking at that little face
belies the years in your wrinkled skin.
I say, there once was a magic
in zippers, at least, before care
became the gravity that sags our shoulders.