I roared like a lion in your face You didn’t flinch an inch You told me to keep still I told you to fuck off You didn’t flinch an inch I roared like a lion in your face You didn’t flinch an inch You told me you’d do the epidural You skilfully timed it in between contractions You didn’t flinch an inch I roared like a lion in your face Then the drugs kicked in I looked at you and felt bad for what I’d said You knew what I was thinking You smiled You didn’t flinch an inch.
I don’t need anything I would say regularly She’ll live outside and run nappy free We’ve got the birds, the sky, the lime tree I don’t need anything I would say regularly She’ll have enough to look at And she can play with me I don’t need anything Oh how wrong I could be About needing anything Apart from the giant lime tree
Just enjoy the moment People say I hear this Almost everyday It won’t last forever I do know that Soon she’ll be painting her nails And moving out of the flat It’s all very well I think in my head But when I’ve had forty minutes sleep All I can think about is bed And I do enjoy the moment Just not every one There are so many in a day But I do enjoy some
Everything seems to happen In ten minute bursts I can put you in the rocking chair Have a shower and wash my hair Sometimes I can make breakfast Occasionally eat it too And then the time is up And it’s back to me and you
You laughed today My heart missed a beat I couldn’t quite believe it Fleeting but what a treat A few days later You smiled This time your eyes joined in Your dimple in your left cheek showed Oh what a treat
You’re like a little mole Your eyes tightly shut Snuffling and sniffing Burrowing through a sleepy hole