born yet again

by Elouise

born yet again
loving and leaving
peeling growing itchy
skin too tight

between lurches
a hatched pattern
creases rise edgy

birth canal angular
made to order
a fearsome adventure

a snail’s pace
catapults me
inch by sub-inch
toward light


And that, my friends, it what this plucky woman felt when I woke this morning. Keenly aware of my age and of the many times I’ve said goodbye to ‘me’ and hello to the new, exciting (?) unknown ‘me.’

Today nothing is set in concrete except this: I am God’s beloved daughter-child. Along for the ride, and learning to relax my way into it.

Happy Wednesday!


© Elouise Renich Fraser, 5 July 2017
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