The moment of your birth was a great relief,
maybe to you, too.
Finally, after much struggle, you arrived.
They whisked you away.
I don’t know what they did,
hooked you up to machines?
poked you with pointy things?
When they handed you to me
you were a tiny bundle in a flannel blanket covered with tiny blue flowers
you had a head of unruly black hair
your eyes were wide and purple
your little toothless mouth was wide and screaming.
My heart opened wider than it had ever opened
it took you all in
all of you filled up my heart.
I fell in love.
There are no words to describe how hard I fell in love.
As though at the same time my heart opened up to bring you in
your wide violet eyes let me in, too.