Thursday, January 04, 2007

For Sam


Here's a poem I felt inspired to write last night.

For Sam

Sometimes at night
I lie awake listening
The soft exhales on the baby monitor
Seem worlds away
My belly
Where you once kicked and circled
Lies flat and empty
My arms
That only hours ago held you to my breast
Are numb with missing you
Sometimes I wonder
What night was like before
When you were not at all
When nighttime thoughts drifted
To work
To that man at the bank
To tomorrow’s breakfast
When soft exhales on the baby monitor
Did not keep me awake wondering
How in all the wide universe
Could my world be so small?


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