Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Neil Ellman

Baby Talk

(for Grandma Gail)

How you speak to him
decomposed to syllables
then “a”s and “b”s
the babble of babies
now your
“g”s and “d”s
he wonders
at the movement
of your lips
the mindless sounds
he tries to imitate
but only gurgles in response
and then spits up.

Neil Ellman lives in New Jersey (USA).  He has published numerous poems in print and online journals in a dozen nations.

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