I Am Born

“I Am Born”
 
My memory is bathed in shadow; born
to be a speck within my mother’s womb.
I grow; become amazing, graceful form
from outer space to other places soon.
 
Bare tadpole; swim to grab appointed shore
and reaching for my mouth remaining mum 
with gift from other spaces grateful for
that unexpected solace of my thumb.
 
Cocooned and wrapped in love I hear her call;
she rocks my body; cradled as I sleep.
I hear her beating heart as mine is small;
remember all her songs that I must keep.
 
From out of mystery, my shadow’s borne.
I’m filled with awesome wonder far from home.

Shyla cocoon