The Arrival

Landed on time

Head first, bouncing

Swathed in birth grease

On the extra day

Making up

For what was lost

When the membranes ruptured


Landed on time

Head up, computer guided

Taxiing onto the apron

And the arrivals hall

Reunited again

With those who welcome

With a wave of love.


29 February 2008


André and Patrick arrive at London's City Airport to celebrate his 32nd birthday with the family.