I’ll Never Be A Dad (circa 2007*)
Throngs of tall and short folks
Invading my line of sight
Enjoying a family day out
At the playground in my ‘hood.
I’m looking down from my window
Afraid to step out
Four score and seven years ago
Since first we started and desired
Yet it seems our turn might never come?
But we keep hoping.
Maybe next month
Maybe next year
My tears flow
[*My firstborn arrived two years later, and his brother two years thereafter]