Sitting in the waiting room, next to my father
Out the window, cars driving through Sunset Park
People sitting in chairs next to a light-blue wall
My mom comes out smiling
“Isiah, you’re going to be a big brother”
a little bit with nervousness
I’ve never been a big brother before

Riding on the D train, sitting next to my dad 
out the window, l see Brooklyn Bridge and the East River 
People travelling to their destination 
the screech of the metal on the tracks,
the train rocking back and forth  on the way to the Bronx
“I’m excited to meet the baby” 

Sitting in living room on the red sofa next to my mom 
out the window, tree tops and birds chirping
tv on, watching baby cartoon for my six-month-old brother
Awwww say mom and dad 
Blue eyes looking around the living room
when he cries, he makes me nervous
when he smile he makes me laugh

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