A Toddler Ate My Baby

A toddler ate my baby

She was lying over there

Gazing at a shadow

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

She was sitting over there

Batting at a mobile

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

She was rolling over there

Turning turning back and forth

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

She was balancing over there

Pulling up on sofa legs

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

She was climbing over there

Perched up high on kitchen tops

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

She was standing over there

Taking just one wobbly step

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

She was walking over there

Bow-legged, like a zombie

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

She was laughing over there

Blowing a birthday candle

Now I can’t find her anywhere

 

A toddler ate my baby

Because I can’t believe it’s true

That crinkled little newborn

Is big, brave, beautiful you.