she talks about “ducks”
“I did it!” and “Look at this!”
“dog,” “cat,” “quack! quack! quack!”

“mom” “dad” “Julia”
she claps, points, and shakes her fists
“yes” “no” “no no NO!”

but that isn’t all
she’s got more to say but in
a different way

with her little hands
she tells me “more,” “all done,” “milk”
and “change my diaper”

people often ask
“How many words does she have?”
and I say “plenty”