For Jilly’s August Challenge (Casting Bricks) it is my privilege to collaborate with Alison Hankinson – A Spoonful of Sugar to complete her wonderful Challenge poem entitled Hospital Birth. I have added two stanzas that more are mirrors from a different perspective rather than a continuation of the narrative, and added a word to the title, as well. Alison’s words are in bold.
Darkest hours Pangs belabored
Patiently pacing birth forestalled
Dim-lit dawn legs and lungs
Life-embracing. exhausted sprawl.
Bald cry echoes Maternal scream
Through the walls sweat-drenched face
First born child’s flesh of my flesh
Entrance call. pangs erased.
© Collaborative Poetry
Hankinson / Lyman
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