Home Stretch

new understanding why birds gather twigs

or fluff lilting on the air

expectant mothers not so different instincts

purge, organize and clean

will everything be ready in time?


silly words for practice contractions:

Braxton Hicks

irregular, uncomfortable inflate then deflate


ten thousand stray thoughts and fears

big transition looming

one precious being relying on me for its survival



months race by into weeks

weeks grow closer to a date

Little One, when will you arrive?

a mother waits at the home stretch


(c) Amanda Wilson 2013


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