waters breaking
the sun-blind windscreen
to the hospital


at breast
in tender joy
her second born


first kick
lightens the life
she grows


start of life
her first kick
in the guts

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The whole of the paddock
to gambol
mother and foal.

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Boat harbour
feeling all nine months
she feeds the gulls.

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Near her term
leaves falling
past the lace curtains.

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Rolling over
her baby bump
the sea’s soft swell.

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Late guests
the pregnant hostess
nibbles at their cheeses.

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Interstate bus
near term she rubs her face
on the window mist.