Goddess Giving Birth

Goddess shudders
as the sweat runs down her brow
pains flutter as every nerve and sinew
strains to give birth to new self
into a world knowing only the old.

In the tunnel, I await the adventure
in anticipation in fright
excitement and joy
nerves and delight

Earth walk you called me
mother you dreamt me
father you formed me
soul will soon arrive

Once again we must


so we can
more alive.