Cesarean 

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

Published by alhoppa

Simply put, I'm a thirty something single mom of three young boys with a passion for reading and writing. Writing, and reading for that matter, has been a passion since elementary school when a friend and I had our short collection of poetry published through the school where it was on display in the library for an entire year. While I still enjoy poetry, my love has grown into short stories and full length novels. Tag along for the journey, it'll be documented here every step of the way.

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