Attachment Theory

Begins with maybe crying
for a minute when not
so long ago sleep came
without a second thought

Occasionally crawling
into distracted arms
for the presence lacking

I’ve not been tracking
each independent milestone
except when the obvious
becomes apparent

The truth is each child
will let you know
their own mind
when they want to

They somehow know
saying goodbye
is the habit of a lifetime
and can wait

a little longer