Justine Marlin, born September 26, 1997

The Quick Arrival

by Jere Cohen

The young mother rushes into labor,
Dad jumps the first plane speeding home,
Uncle pushes down the pedal driving to the hospital,
So baby Justine can come a month early--
So young Justine can live a month extra--
So pretty Justine can be loved a month longer--
So grandma won't be quite so old when she becomes one.

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