By Mariatha Causway

Aka Jennifer Thomas

 

20140201boxIn my belly

The ultra sound

Portrayed your sweetness

In profile view.

And we all knew

Who

You’d look like too…

Same nose…

Same lips…

Same shape of head.

Your brothers cheered

At this image of you:

Frisky within me

Twisting…

Turning…

Your way into the light

Of the world.

And I smiled at my first

Sight of you—

Knowing new love again

To touch you…

To hold you.

They waited

Patiently

For their first view of you.

And then they stared

To see themselves

In you, baby Girl:

A composite picture

Of your brothers

Before you.