April 22, 2014

this one

This is
the one that
made it
the one
carried so long
loved at great cost
brought forth with great effort, who now
wraps his fingers around mine
who smiles
lopsidedly at me
while I feed him
whose belly I rub and
whose back I pat
the one
who is more like me
than I ever expected and yet
so wholly himself
I am in awe
I am so tired
I am proud and overjoyed
and grief-stricken
and confused (and
did I mention
also
very, very
tired?)

He is the fiercest and
most beautiful
creature I've ever seen
his adoration
the heaviest and
most uplifting
thing I've ever known
and every day I think
I am in love
with this one, this fighter
this intrepid explorer
this gorgeous boy: mine
all mine
finally
mine.

2 comments:

  1. his adoration
    the heaviest and
    most uplifting
    thing I've ever known

    *****

    Hunter, oh Hunter.

    Love your life, love your being, love your breathing, love your sleeping, love your waking.

    Love you here.

    Love you always

    and your Mother

    too.

    xoxoxo CiM

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