On Friday June 12th, 2009, I became a father and we became three. Our beautiful little boy,
River Avery came into the world.
And I consider this both a good omen and true to the day: this poem (below) was featured on Poetry Daily on his birthday…
it leads you to places
you’ve never been.
pulls like a ten pound trout
bending your branch earthward,
the hidden spring.
—Laura Treacy Bentley