Birth

birth

a sunrise of change

where life both started and ended

the birth of pure innocence 

and the death of expectation 

the birth of deep longings

and the death of deep sleep

birth

you did not choose the time

but you were ready for me

I did not choose the fear

but it was waiting for me

you laid on me expectant

I received you relieved 

the birth of dependence

and the death of oneness 

birth

you did not know my face

but you were certain of my voice

I did not know your needs

but I was certain of my willingness

you opened your eyes bewildered

I closed mine in delirious joy

birth

where life both started and ended

the birth of bound partnership

the death of spontaneity 

the birth of true joy

the death of stubborn certainty