i know what they mean 
when they say 
it’s just the beginning

it’s beginning to deal with
the smell of poop
and our diaper-changing jobs

it’s beginning to deal with
her effortless cries
and our hopeless efforts to make her sleep

it’s beginning to deal with
her strange tummy timing
and our ongoing sleeplessness

it’s beginning to deal with
her everchanging moods
and our fading memories of a routine

it’s beginning to deal with
her untold things
and our everlasting aches

it’s beginning to deal with
her perfect sense of touch
and our overwhelming flow of emotions

it’s not just one beginning
but several beginnings
and there are several more to come

phew! 🙂
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