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NaPoWriMo National Poetry Month A Poem A Day


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NaPoWriMo: April 1 Poetry Prompt

Jessica Strickland, BEdA Instructor



Dividing line of cocoons



Soft, rounding curves
Bulging belly
Growing. Stretching.
Changing. Breaking.
The scent of vanilla
New. Innocent.
Small sounds
of hunger
Laid at my breast
Suckle. Sting. Drip.
Broken and bleeding,
A constant, lifelong struggle:
pain and pleasure,
sorrow and happiness,
confusion and clarity,
guilt and confidence. T
he sense of rightness
and home. Of a calling answered.
Small hand outstretched and seeking
mine for comfort. For strength. For reassurance.
I am her safety; she is my heart.
A kiss. A snuggle. A sigh.
The truest, purest love.


Written 4/1/2020 when my daughter was 21-months-old after reflecting on my journey into motherhood. --Jessica Strickland, BEdA Instructor 


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