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May 29, 2005

poem: welcome home

by gl. at 11:35 pm

i wrote a poem yesterday to celebrate maya's birth. i thought of the first three lines as i was weeding the garden:

welcome home

for maya

everything is born in the dark
seedlings underground
heartbeats hidden in eggs and wombs
stars waiting for spark
but nothing will stay there for long
always pushing into the light
knowing dawn when it floods
the room and becomes heat
becomes life becomes

everything that happened
when you were born is true
even the impossible things
you don't have to see the sun
to know how a flower glows
to know a light breeze
will crack the petals
open, light spilling
like an invitation

...may 27, 2005...

posted by gl. | May 29, 2005 11:35 PM | categories: writing