When I was alone on the far side
watching condensation roll down a wall
of my Dehli hostel room one Xmas night
the future seemed a river bed of dreams
a path strewn with shiny pebbles.
This morning, I awake to discover that
some great soul has deposited a
new pebble where the waters flow.
Welcome to the world baby Oliver.
I have come so far to find you
sleeping happily in my arms today.