Channel courage to walk the path –
a path walked now by you.
A flurry of emotions and jumbled nerves
arriving quick as though on cue.
Icy tables a welcome numbness with
curtained professionals and instructions.
Alone, the numbing seizes control
while you try to imagine tugging and suction.
He is brought in as prep is finished –
a nervous heart now calm.
Holding hands and closing eyes –
Dreaming of being a baby’s mom.
© Amber L Hoppa, October 2016