By way of background to this post, in late 2013 I experienced a short and complicated pregnancy that was not to be. You can read about that experience here. That sweet naivete that I carried with me in my first two pregnancies disappeared then and I find it difficult not to think about the possibility of loss. This poem speaks to that tension that I now exist in – the hope of new life and the ever present possibility of death.
You are yet unknown, though treasured
unseen, yet loved.
Our heartbeats tangle together,
and at this stage we are
Wondering at the future and
at complicated pasts
I go between two realities –
hope and devastation
that this may not come to pass.
Whatever life may bring
I’m thankful that we got to
share these weeks.
This moment here right now
I am utterly at peace.
I’m trying something new this month – #Write31Days with a talented community of other writers. We free write for five minutes (or more) each day guided by a prompt. Today’s prompt is ‘you’.
For more information on 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes, check out Christina Hubbard’s site!