Do You Hear

The whistle of the wind through trees
like your father’s bedtime whisper

The crackle of dry leaves under your feet
like your cracker crumbling in your fist

The grumble of cars on the street
like the dog when you pull her ears

The plop of my shoes on the pavement
like the drop of your teddy on the floor

The smack of the stone on the water
like the splash of your hand in the bath

The tickle of the grass on your stomach
like the whisper of your granddad’s beard

The light of the sun in your eyes
like the bright of your mother’s love

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