Thursday, May 8, 2014

Safety Zone

The labor had started
long before the trip to the emergency room.

She gave one final push
before the delivery.
so hard,
that she forgot to breathe.
Then out he came, 
popping out, really,
like a cannon ball.

A sudden surprise of placenta and baby.
The hush was palpable...
he wasn't crying.
Not a sound.
She strained to hear.
but there was nothing,
just the anxious voice of the
doctor pleading,
"C'mon, little guy,

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