A Poem for Mother's Day 2021
Birthing something into the world necessitates a few things,
a reordering of priorities,
a letting go in order to pick up,
as a woman births a new life into the world she must
forsake all else in the moment and give her all to the
one life-altering task at hand.
she must be brave.
she has no margin for “how do I look?” or “did I offend?”
she must command,
I find myself in a chapter of birthing new things.
Not another life, but perhaps my own.
The will is there, the focus must meet.
And so I shift.
I let go in order to pick up.
I get quiet.
I forsake all else in the moment and give my all to the
one-life task of bringing new things into this world.
The work is worthy and it starts from within.
My song is a life-spark.
Let the birthing begin.
- B. Ykema 2021