Every so often I wake up in the morning with a fully-formed poem in my mind. In 2006, five days after composing the poem below, I gave birth to my second son, Zander (just as seven dreams told me prenatally). Fantastic two-hour homebirth of a 9lbs 2oz baby!
I sense a future for myself as a mother of sons.
Curious, vibrant, full of life energy.
Will I be able to nurture them into
Warm hearts, strong hands.
Compassionate, responsive, confident.
Happy and balanced in their lives.
For now, one son.
Not yet three.
Bright eyes, big smile
Wonderful way with words.
Generous with hugs and kisses and
“I so love you mommy!”
Loves slides at parks
And dictating sculptures.
Bursting with life and
Shining with possibility.
Full of ideas, words, and vigor.
The prospect of another waits
Close beneath my skin.
Thirty-nine weeks of mystery.
My sense of the future unfolding.