In Her Blue Eyes: Jessica Poems

 Randy & Shirley Brooks

The Pregnant Pause

pink line
of the pregnancy test . . .
her valentine
heartbeat calooshing
through the stethoscope,
a little kick
off to work kiss . . .
her firm belly up
against mine

heartbeat monitor
suddenly silent . . .
the red faced push
umbilical cord
cut free from her neck
heart beeps again
a choked cry--
her purple newborn face
the rest out
it's a, it's a
she raises her hospital gown--
a thin red slit
beneath the belly button


|| title & preface page || pregnant pause || newborn between us || baby's reach ||

|| wobbly toddler || toddler's fish || beach toddler || little girl ||

In Her Blue Eyes: Jessica Poems © 1998 Randy M. Brooks
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