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Precious life ... curled up tight
in my ripe-melon belly
You, who will move me to grow
Yet now stretching me, for life's sake
Your beauty amazes me...
Though my eyes have not gazed upon you
I am filled up with your magnificence
I know not your name
Yet called you forth into life
Conceived by love's urgency
And now, the waiting almost over...
We, who are wonderfully complete
Must separate, in order to meet
Precious life is unfolding
Copyright © Helen Lewis 2000