that moment

that moment

when first we met, the exquisite
pain of longing for you
allayed in an instant
my heart swelling, splintering
into a million pieces, every
cell, every sinew of my body
tingling, flush in that moment
how you terrified me
your perfection, your delicate
fingers, button toes, your
oddly familiar features, my
mouth and nose, his eyes,
the lusty, primal sound of your
first breath’s cry took my breath
away, consumed me full
how intense that moment
when your eyes met mine, how
deep and wise your gaze, piercing
my soul, a glimpse into eternity
beyond the veil where you had
dwelt only seconds before, miracle
hardly explains your entrance, but
a magnificent miracle you are
how you surprised me
with a love so pure, opening
my heart to its perfection, a love
I have never known or imagined
could exist in this jaded world
of give and take, gently persuading
me with a sigh to give you all…darling
baby, how I loved you then and still
a mother’s heart knows no bounds


For NaPoWriMo 2023 Challenge Day Twenty-Five: write a love poem, one that names at least one flower, contains one parenthetical statement, and in which at least some lines break in unusual places.

I didn’t manage to include a flower but I love where today’s prompt transported me…seems like only yesterday. ❤️

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