Video Calls. A poem by Marian Brannigan

Aynaka sways on her tree swing,
asks to play hide and seek.
I tell her dad to look
behind the oleander bush.Ellen stands on a kitchen chair,
stages the Baby Shark song:
arm moves and radiant face.

Finbar wants the farm book,
mimics the animal sounds,
sings Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Cormac in his high chair,
turns to his mum’s voice,
says his first words
dadada dada.

I have been writing poems for about ten years. I am a member of Dundalk Writers and have been published in their anthology Nest and Boyne Berries. During the pandemic we use video calls to keep in touch with our four grandchildren.

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