Pregnant Pause

A pregnant woman

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Day 260 prompt: Barren

first time

so easy
I swear
we shared
playful winks
and he

but then

a roller coaster
of plus signs
on plastic sticks
followed by
of crushing crimson
budding lives lost
to unknown
without remedy
three times

and so

once again
I predicted
another loss
ever searching
the cotton cloth
down there
for scarlet

even when

swollen large
feet in stirrups
screaming in pain
ordered to push
I anticipated
silent stillness

at last

many eyes fixed
down there
one more push
pressure released
silent moment
long-awaited wailing
and my own
to doctor’s words

it’s a girl

2 responses to “Pregnant Pause

  1. This brought tears to my eyes–in a good way. 🙂 You are a gifted writer my friend. Thanks for sharing this special moment.

    • Vicki, thank you so very much! I’m gaining courage to share more honesty in these poems. The positive response from you and others makes it much easier to stretch out into more challenging territory.

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