Tuesday, December 23, 2008


For Alan

That first day, the day we met,
when he lay quiet in my arms
I gazed at his small, sleeping face
and willed that he should look at me
and know. Yet when the black eyes blinked
and opened on the world I was
quite unprepared for such a dark
profound solemnity as if
this tiny boy could see into
the whole immensity of life
and claim it there, and know it his.

©C.M.M. 12/08

1 comment:

S.L. Corsua said...

Such depth in his eyes, I imagine. He'd probably grow up with wise, expressive eyes. ;) Have a blessed new year, Chris. Much blessings to you and your loved ones. Cheers.