Factor of Wow

At this point the position 
of awe
has become her face’s default

even when encountering
something expected
in a mirror or hallway

the cats flashing their tails
during story time
a page followed by another

page ensuing in examination
of the spine
inspecting the collocation

as a matter of course
some books stay
open even when they close

their memory imprinted
like creases
increasing on either cheek

evidence of how
the only response to suddenly

being alive is wow