Orson Benjamin Wesley Cohen, 10 lbs 10 oz

Your grand entrance
On the night
We turned back the clocks
For an hour of extra light

Your coming weighty into the world
On the night of
Milk's Big Dipper

Your having made the mammalian passage
Into Dan's hands
And onto Sarah's breast

Into and onto our loving

You instantly wise to breathing and seeing

So starts your history
Your jump onto the calendar

Know-nothing know-it-all

Staking a claim to space and time

Bringing your sweet say-so
Your yes and your no
Into the spinning of the world
Adding your voice to the chorus

Bringing extra light
To the dark and awestruck world

                           -- Vancouver, 7:01 a.m., November 7, 2010

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