Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 19 Life Event

Daughter’s Birth

Sixteen below in Craig, Colorado,

three days after Christmas,

you made your entrance

and your dad and doctor

almost missed it.

One night in the hospital,

I stared into your deep, shiny eyes

and I knew we’d be friends.

We brought you home in a Christmas stocking.

Son’s Birth

Eight days past your due date,

three days after Easter,

we scheduled the task at midnight.

It was like a knitting needle.

One poke and you came in a hurry.

You’ve been that way ever since—

hard to start and hard to stop.

It’s time for another poke,

to be birthed into the world.

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