For My Newphew's First Birthday
It's true that the world is small.
Filled with people who connect in odd ways
At odd times
It's one of those bewildering truths.
It's true and not true at the same time.
It's true right up to the point in time
When I look in your eyes.
That is to say when I'm holding you and I fall into them and the world magnifies, I realize--
I had things reversed.
You humble me.