Water Baby

I saw you first
on the scan
baby swimmer,
echolocation,
two heartbeats,
yours faster than mine.

Mine skipped a beat
at the quickening of you,
when you flipped within me
whilst singing the songs
of the deep.

You came eagerly
running the bow wave.
I helped bring you
to the surface,
glistening, warm blooded,
at last, your skin
against mine.

I watched you
take your first breath,
a gasp, no two,
yours and mine,
brought you to my breast,
love at first sight.

Today we run
into the sea together,
dive in and surface laughing.
You, now fully grown,
our two heartbeats,
in time.

© Karen Harvey

Publication history:

Mothers Milk Books Writing Prize Anthology 2015

https://www.placesofpoetry.org.uk … find Pwllheli

Charlotte Digregario’s Poetry Blog 20th Sept, 2020 https://wp.me/pX5cN-2TV

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