It is it any wonder the baby boy
born to two teachers waited all day
to decide and come into the world?
Around the time when the book bags
are packed, anxious walkers get let out,
buses get called over the loudspeakers.
Today his parents both had substitutes,
maybe the best reason to be absent.
Finally the doctor pulled him out, after
much pushing by a dehydrated mother
and after much cheering like a football fan
by his father, a man in a green jersey.
Looking at the clock on the hospital wall,
the couple smiled about the time of his birth.