Tuesday, September 05, 2006

He Is Here -- The First Born

always a boy
always his mother's
sensitive, thoughtful,
on a path going
hearing the music
so controlled
beautiful bridges
deep, still waters
big top tents
safety nets
holding us up
like the circus poles
number one
looking out
looking over
us always smaller
him always taller

cherish him
he knows
not why
his genes are love

He is the grandson of my older, older brother, a first born.
The great-grandson of my first born father.

−me strauss Letting me be


Dawn said...

Beautiful, miraculous, mysterious. Nothing else comes close to the birth of a child. His long line of firsts and his genes of love make him a special one indeed.

ME Strauss said...

He is a special one and he needs to be. He enters the world with a name that calls him to it -- Giovanni!