On the bed
You lie on the bed like a Rodin
sculpture, body so perfect as the
first day we met, when finding
you was like finding a new way to breathe,
was a miracle that took time getting used to.
We talk for hours to our child within me
and wait for the change to arrive.
I never grow tired of our kissing or
of the depths we reach looking into each
You have walked me through the dungeon,
held me close when my paint dried out.
We have stood as one as this new life grows
inside. Our voices now are solidified and merged
like the spring-Earth
in all her beautiful poetry.
Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst
.First published in “Grease Monkey Literary Forum” November 2015
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