Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Bridget, of course, was the star, 
who passed from hand to hand.

And her parents were happy 
to let the momentary band
of family do the coddling
and the cooing.

Anthropologists have fretted sometimes
that babies cut off within their nuclear families
don't get handed around enough.

New Bridget took it all, 
of course, 
as her due.