Friday, April 22, 2011

whoa, baby.

i get a new niece on tuesday.

her name is (probably) going to be Harriet Sue
and she'll have igloo cheeks and wrist rings.

i look back to the last time i got a new little person
and how good of timing she had
so i wonder if things are going to stay this way.

and i'm not sure how many of you can know what it's like
to hold something that's just getting started
rocking it to its first living sleep
and letting it cry neophyte tears on faded tattoos

lord knows i didn't know until i saw this
and everything changed.

so i look forward to tuesday's revolution
and a new pair of eyes that'll stare up
bundled in blankets and bursting with blue

and i'll fight like hell to protect you.

but don't worry about that right now.
just go back to sleep.
i'll sing you rolling stones songs
until your eyelids drop like cartoon anvils.

welcome home.
we're gonna have a great time.

7 comments:

Heather said...

Wow. You're gonna make a great dad someday. #creepyblogcomment

France is said...

you're going to be an incredible father. right now you are an incredible writer. i like reading life in your eyes it makes me feel more alive. sometimes i forget- like i've been peddling in the same small space for so long that i'm going somewhere new. so thanks for taking me to a place that i am privileged to go.

Kellee Marie Cook said...

I want a picture! obsessed with the name by the way. you should bring her to my reception. cool.

Ava said...

Congrats. :)

martha said...

can i adopt you as an uncle for my unborn children right now? :)

Sibyl Vane said...

Congratulations.

Rachel said...

One day...I want you to be my baby's Godfather.