Thursday, January 15, 2009

Midlife--New Beginnings

In the pregnancy of midlife
the labor is hidden
and unexpected
as the decisions of youth
send their signals to the brain
and the painful contractions begin.

What will we have?
Will the child be healthy--
able to survive on its own--
or will we all need to
rally around in prayer
and boil water
and find clean sheets
because we don't know
what else
to do?

2 comments:

Charli said...

I like this. Very existential. (I think.) Is anyone healthy? Or is everyone really just running around boiling water?

Thought provoking. Thank you.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks Charli. I seem to be stuck on pregnancy imagery lately.

Poems © Gemma W. Wilson