The Insanely Precious, Ordinary Moments of a Life

Monday, April 26, 2010

Solstice Child

You who never yet breathed but move in me,
you whose life has begun in the shared space of mine,
in my very body,
I ask you-
if you can stay, please stay.

If you cannot,
know that you were a wonder to me
for what time we were connected.

If your cells break down
and return to my body
instead of becoming your own,
know that I will think of you often
as I live on.

I will count the days you would have walked the earth beside me
if you could have.
And I will thank the land that gave us to each other
in the beginning.