(An A to Z Challenge entry)
Born 10:18. a.m on a Saturday in September.
Reported as the hottest day to remember.
Not the only event to make this day so rare,
A blood type only 9% in U.S. bears.
Joining the world, a baby so new.
Only 5% born on the day due.
And yet, mother and child separated for hours
Bracelets on, but one nurse didn’t check ours,
and then denied claims of “This is not my Kate.”
Despite attempts to convince, mother had to wait.
Instead she fed another baby named Ali
knowing this was not her baby, really.
By day’s end, nurses realize mistake
Thankful it wasn’t too late
Daughters returned to rightful mothers
and doctors ensure it won’t happen to others.
Lesson learned: never ignore a mother’s hunch,
hospital comps bill: no such thing as a free lunch!