our baby is in the hospital. it’s brew and better half’s baby. but in our family as in many others it takes a village. it’s a rude awakening that nothing is a given. they send you home with this perfect package and there are no guarantees. he’ll be fine. he just has a wicked case of jaundice. yet i can’t help thinking how this life’s journey isn’t in our hands.
this is for the little boo and his parents. and for us all who love someone outside of ourselves.
i see in you the best part of myself.
the rose bud mouth
eyes taking it all in
openness not yet beaten out by life’s travails
i fold you into me
i can keep you safe
you are my life’s work
a never ending task
until i go back to the earth or god forbid you before me
in my heart you are always home.