a woman in labor before gathered
two support clumps —
one hovering, warm, within her reach;
one outside, passing the whisky
she has one ninja love grain;
our text message dings ring hollow
Image info: A nurse holds a newborn baby wearing a face shield in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19 at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok, on April 9, 2020. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images
Sijo form is 3 lines, but the formatting in this made me break them up into 2 lines for each line.
Inspired by Peter’s poems written in Sijo form, I decided to try and write one about my daughter in-law’s giving birth to my first grandchild this week. My son was the only person allowed to be there with her through it and no visitors allowed at the hospital at all aside from him. The new baby girl, the first grandchild on both sides of the family, is yet to be met by any of us.
Sanaa is today’s host at dVerse’ Open Link Night.