The hospital is hardly a place for a child,
But I'm beguiled.
She's on her way.
Or will she be a he? Either way,
Soon we'll have a new smile for quite awhile.
The nursery gives a glimpse of what to come,
I look, I grin, I am excited, I am delighted.
The magnitude of forthcoming responsibility
means nothing to a lonely toddler
waiting to spend her days
with whomever is on the way.
The significance of this arrival
is an event I have prepared for
in hopes of a friend.
I can teach, I can play, I can laugh, I can sway -
Anything for the little one on the way.
It's here - she's here!
Can I see her? Is she scared?
They let me hold her,
She is smiling, I am smiling
She is little, I am little
She is new; I am careful
We are here and I am hers.