Saturday, April 28, 2007


Ava Elizabeth

was born yesterday.

It was a young day,

a childlike time

of cheer and daylight,

and the universe

took some turns in its travels.

Somewhere there were streams

taking pleasure in their early days,

and there must have been stars

just starting out in the heavens.

In the silence of hearts

there surely were feelings

finding their way into life

for the first time,

and pencils placing spanking new words

on pieces of paper.

In Putnam, a small present

was given

just as the sun was giving way

to the stars assembling

above the hospital.

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