First Breath

 

baby first breath

It began with a jolt

And the child began to move

Her shelter

Her protection

Was urging her forward

Within moments she was surrounded by light

And she took her first breath of air

Crying out and trying out

A new way to live

At first she flailed

But she felt softness on her skin

She was swaddled in warmth

And being held close

She felt the heartbeat that had comforted her

She heard her mother’s voice

She was home.

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