Birth, II

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

Birth, II


Does it matter

that no one asked

or did they

with spiritual tongue

of transparent precipice

that on this fateful day

fetal-safe sleep

against uterine walls

shall abruptly awaken

into crimson pain.


Screams of an umbilical voice

entrenched in

placenta-liquid deafness

will pierce alien air

with infant rejection.


And a cold world shall meet

this expectant ejection

into clinical hands

of grasping strangers ~


our first step and we

risk everything

walking into flesh.

~ ~

© Copyright 2011 ♥Susan Joyner-Stumpf


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