Friday, May 21, 2010

For Nella, on Pax's 8th Birthday

birth day


a rite of passage
if you are one of the lucky ones,
cake and streamers
a balloon
some ice cream
new shoes
a party dress and dancing,
a celebration.

if you are luckier still
someday,
something new.
And the one who lay
curled beneath your heart
swimming in a salty sea
arrives.
Suddenly
the earth turns
and you are born again.

5/21/2010

3 comments:

Jamie said...

This "And the one who lay
curled beneath your heart
swimming in a salty sea
arrives.
Suddenly
the earth turns
and you are born again."
is profound and beautiful and I keep reading it over and over.
Over and Over.

Jennifer said...

WOW!! Just saw this and am overwhelmed- it is so beautiful!

Donna said...

amazing