Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday

Something's coming this way I just know
the way a woman does;
It's leather and metal
Born of my son
of Hawaii
family
and a patience I normally do not possess.

Sick and in bed
I do not lament these passing hours
because in their wake they leave
bits of dreams
colors
and streams of new technique
to ponder:

I am not bored by the quiet
I am lacking for nothing
but instead languishing in a way
that would normally have me tapping my toes for want of action
nails bitten in the stress of hoping it will be as wonderful as its unrealized form

Carrying a babe
is a fierce gift for any artist
in that gestation imparts patience like never before
and creativity
while able to be fostered and led
is also the independent idea coming through the artist
quite like a child does
in its own time
with its own dna
and destination

.

Once my baby was a grain of rice
whose food was a yolk sac
clinging to the wall of my most secret body
now he is a soul I can feel
He is
hands and feet that tell me of waking
and sleeping
dreaming of adventures to come

He is
one of the loves of my life
unmet
but experienced fully
and in his presence I am brave
for love
impervious to slights
better with my heart
clumsy with my hands

.

Something's winding this way
on golden heels
and I am waiting
in folds of cotton
covered in sleeping cats
carrying this babe
and the knowledge that all is well
indeed.
.
.
.

xo
A


7 comments:

Sybil Ann said...

LOVE - leee!

Tasha Imajin said...

You're so eloquent, you lovely lady. I hope you feel better soon! I can't wait to see what you're dreaming up. Lots of love to you!

mari huertas said...

Positively BURSTING with love for you. For you ALL.

X + O.
m.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Three women I adore; thank you for your words.

Achoo,
Allison

Cat said...

like a whisper
a deep breathe
so your words are to me

beautiful

love and light

UmberDove said...

" that gestation imparts patience like never before
and creativity"

I can only believe this so whole-heartedly to be true.

You are the brightest star.

Elizabeth said...

Truly lovely poem, this really struck a chord with me, congratulations!!