Today is pregnant

Photo: Morozova Tatiana
Photo: Morozova Tatiana

Tomorrow remained in her stomach
swollen like a pregnant goat
bulging per second
like the next bulge
will burst her skin
and spill the content.
She coordinated herself
like it wasn’t a burden she bore.
Shadows faded, darkness prevailed
she went into labor,
tomorrow is born
a healthy child.

Photo: Vividpixels

First published: 2011

Revised: 2013

16 thoughts on “Today is pregnant

  1. Hi – this is Chloe from “Writing Days-Happy Days” with my new blog. Please visit “Blossom Dreams” if you can – possibly even subscribe 😉

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    Many thanks and have a great day!!

    Chloe xx

  2. A parable, a metaphor, and a beautiful way to express how to look at each day before us – creative undertaking here, well executed. A child’s smile, as a well-laid (and troubled over) plan effectively realized can bring such bliss.

  3. Excellent as a look at pregnancy and a look at each day

    Em you always have the recipe on great writing

  4. a burden that’s not too heavy to carry… love taking its physical form… i have always been a fan of yours. i love your creative take on the subject, from a man’s point of view at that. 🙂

  5. You’ve written some really good poems since I’ve known you, but this one had me right at the picture. Great concept overall and “tomorrow is born a healthy child.” Wonderfully done.

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