Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Transition


Although shortest in duration, transition is the most intense stage of labor occurring just before the second stage when the baby is pushed down the birth canal to be born.

This wait
Has far exceeded
Any normal gestation
By decades.

This labor
Has been protracted,
A rhythmic
Annual contraction
When imagination
Dilated
In attempt to grasp
What reality
May be.

I pace
My home,
My yard,
The driveway.
My husband
Has finished painting
A long ignored room,
Has cleaned,
Has sent away
Onlookers.

It won’t be long now,
Just an hour until
She calls from the hotel.
I breathe,
Hang sheets on the washline,
Paint my toes.

Nervous tension
Rises
As unseen forces
Propel me
Through time
Until
The car bearing
The woman
Who carried
But never held me
Pulls into the driveway
And she hears

My first cry.

19 comments:

Craig said...

Lovely.

There might be tears from here, on your behalf. . .

Kat said...

Oh my goodness. This made me cry.
Beautiful.
((hugs))

stephen Hayes said...

A very poignant read. Thanks for sharing.

Tabor said...

Whoa. Is there a hint of a true story behind this?

lime said...

Craig, Kat, Stephen, thank you!

Tabor, more than a hint...

Unknown said...

There might be tears from here, on your behalf. . .


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Bijoux said...

Wow! I'm very happy for you.

It's.a.crazy.world said...

=sniff= Beautiful.

Sandi said...

Oh, this was gripping!

True story?

lime said...

koi seo, joyous as mine were i hope

bijoux, thank you

crazy world, i;ll share tissues

sandi, yes, all true

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Beautiful image the building You chose well for the theme.
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