I am the flesh that bore your soul
the smile you saw when first
your tiny eyes adjusted to the light
outside my womb.
Who are we, the two of us
so blessed to be given a chance to love
and this game of life to share together?
Was it a lottery of some kind the angels drew
above the clouds or a puzzle
that our two pieces made complete?
Did we each say yes, when asked the questions . . .
"Are you ready to suffer for someone else?
Do you know what it means to love until you die?"
We must have nodded or whispered
quite unsure, yet willing to smash through the cosmos
and land here in this tiny speck of earth together
mother and child.
I know, for me, it was by far
the brightest moment of my existence
and none since then could ever compare
to the moment I felt you alive inside
and knew that you were mine.
Joanne Cucinello 2013