I look at the tiny hand with fingers curled
And all balance in the world is restored.
Her mother is calm and totally beautiful.
Her father is beaming, a full 10 years younger looking, himself suddenly a child
In brand new father shoes.
A newly made uncle, my husband, cannot stop crying.
He is leaking the silver pure emotion of love.
Smiles are the language of the gang of family and friends
As the precious yet unnamed but most instantly loved
freshly born person sniffs and sighs.
We gather round, move in and out, like a hive,
Interested, involved, and full of feeling, still getting over
the surprise, everyone said it was a boy.
And in no time at all a baby girl
Has firmly established her unique place
In our hearts and world.