What is it with old ladies and babies?

by Elaine Greene Weisburg

My phone doesn’t text and I’m still tablet-free,
On the bus I’m just riding and looking around.
I study the thumbers engrossed in devices,
while hoping a baby soon will be found.
No matter how little, a baby likes eye play–
We gaze at each other as long as we can.
I love little babies so I am contented
if other old ladies stay out of my way.

Elaine Greene Weisburg spent about twenty years each at House & Garden (Conde Nast) and House Beautiful (Hearst) as design reporter and features editor, eventually editing a memoir column and two memoir anthologies.