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Tiaras and Trucks

Friday, August 6, 2010

Morning at Home

A narrative poem - work in progress

Morning at Home

Somewhere in the space between darkness and dawn

He pierces my sleep with his cry

Half in dreamland, I reach him, sitting in his crib

Arms held up to the world

I complete the circle of his hunger

Torn between comfort and change

I place him next to Ryan, father and son united in slumber

As I lace up my shoes and reclaim my body

Soaking in air that is almost cool and holds the promise

Of something

Light seeps into the house in my absence

Ryan leaps into the shower, passing the torch

Their smiles envelop me

His bursts over me, hers spreads more slowly

They ignore my sweat as I pour coffee

Facing the promise of the day together

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5 Comments:

  • At August 6, 2010 at 11:22 PM , Anonymous Ericka @ alabaster cow said...

    I like this and I can relate. I cherish the little freedoms I can take like a brisk run and I love seeing Ava and her daddy spend quality time together. Definitely hit home with me and that's only because you did a wonderful job of setting the scene!

     
  • At August 7, 2010 at 3:23 PM , Blogger MrsNilsenLife said...

    yep, you set the scene perfectly, and I SO relate because that's MY time to reclaim my body too. Only, it took me until baby was more than TWO to get that time carved out.

    I'm so impressed you're able to do that after getting up to nurse! (also loved the line 'between comfort and change' - there's so MUCH in that little dichotomy, eh?)

     
  • At August 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM , Blogger Aging Mommy said...

    I liked this, you captured the effort and a sense of some almost guilt at getting out and running, with also the satisfaction that comes afterwards, able to better face the day, with the quick handovers back and forth that doing such things require when you have young children.

     
  • At August 8, 2010 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Ash said...

    So much about this I love - the completion of his circle of hunger, their smiles.

    But is it ok to admit that I'm a little jealous you can get out to run?

     
  • At August 9, 2010 at 10:36 AM , Blogger Cheryl said...

    I so relate! Although I didn't start running again in the morning until my baby weaned (literally, the next day!) but I totally get that feeling of getting out there - and then getting back.

     

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