Monday, November 19, 2012

Birth day

Happy 16th birthday to my Monster.

You rushed in
as you've done every day since
pushing your way
into this world with fierce determination

I wasn't there
more than two pain-filled hours
before you appeared
blue and twisted and perfect

The doctors rushed
to unwind the twisted gray cord
around your neck
and hear your first full-lunged cries

You turned pink
before our blood-shot eyes and wailed
I kissed your
forehead and was forever changed

Poetic Bloomings # 82: The most important day of my life

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday to this beautiful monster, and a big congratulatory hug to Mom, a great poem. Love, Mosk



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