WEEKEND BABIES

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

October 7, 2012, The Hawk West Desk Window 10:22pm

Both My Children were born

weekend babies —

Peter, deprived of oxygen

at supper time on a Sunday

two days after Christmas

Eliza into a pool of regulated water

at 9:04 on a Saturday Night

smack in the middle of October

Both are grown now

Their official Childhoods over

yet They play — and work:

Peak in His Darkroom Camper

Gub at University, running

Both take Their Play — and work — very seriously

It is Their hard-won achievement

and You can imagine how proud of Them I am