Towards an official day
Precious new member of humanity
flesh flower about to grow in earth's garden
lullabied into every slumber with soft songs and sighs
wondering how that little yet fully unwrapped mind
will go about life composing.
Soon to disown namelessness and disrobe swaddling attire
pretty passenger alighting from the wombs nine months journeying carriage
unlocking existences door.
I shall small word and rhyme you on your way
lovingly kissing open every waking
motherly exorcising all that quivers those softest of lips.
And tomorrow, a font-water moistened priestly hand
will in a tiny brow touch, cross sign who you are about to become
releasing that fledgeling name forever
into the air and hearts of all, who Amen repeating
will set their endless undying love
on the same yearly path as yours.