Cradle Song

Cody Walker
January 14, 2013
Cody Walker

You’re just a baby,
And as such, may be
Susceptible to lies
(And wonder, and surprise):

Left is hither,
Hither is yon,
Santa Claus has a Santa mask on;

Right is backwards,
Backwards is broken;
Baby’s first words go unspoken:

You’re just a dad—
Spark-lit and sad—
And I’m you, in training,
And I’m gaining.



Cody Walker is the author of Shuffle and Breakdown.

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