Love Lessons

by abracadabra   Dec 30, 2014


You're our intimate stranger.
You live in a miniature ocean, creating tides
as you move in the darkness.
Every day we watch the quiet rippling
of my belly in hushed wonder,
receiving your love lessons.


Your father is going bald. I don't tell him,
I want to watch the top of his head
as he murmurs to you across the sea,
creating tiny waves that
you can hear, now. I want him
to raise his nose from my navel only
when you answer him, to hear
his small gasp of delight.


It is easy, now, to think the stars
made everything. You are the
exploded remains of some supernova
from a billion years ago,
a suspended speck of stardust
finding root within me. Where
else would you come from.


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  • 6 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    This is an amazing write! totally knocked it out the park!

    I love the whole piece but that last stanza is genius.

    Epic Write


  • 7 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This really is a beautifully crafted and well written piece that had me smiling by the end. Well done and all the very best,

  • 7 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy


    How wonderful is this?

    The sweet sentimental way you have written this speaks volumes. The Ocean simile is apt, as is the intimate stranger.

    Birth is miraculous and marvelous. I remember listening to the liquid gurgling sounds, straining my ear to hear my then unborn son. Little did I know my crown was being inspected! lol

    As I have said this is sweet and beautiful. I hope your baby is just as sweet, beautiful and healthy.



  • 8 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    I just can't get over this beauty

  • 8 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    How did i miss this???

    omg <3