Long Days and Short Years

just trying to pay attention so I don't miss my life

A Small Poem for New Life


This poem is written and posted in honor of my cousin Melissa, her husband Tim, and the baby boy who came into the world just before noon on Thursday.



after a long, hard night,

three births take place







Each new life is fragile,

already exhausted

from the work of being born,

the casting out

of every familiar womb.


Each new life is born strong,

woven with the thick thread

of miracle

as stunning as one body grown inside another,

fierce and resilient as love.


Welcome to the world, all three of you.


2 thoughts on “A Small Poem for New Life

  1. You have made us cry! What a beautiful poem. Thank you !

  2. Beautiful! Publish this!!

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