For those waiting to be mothers

Mother’s Day has become that day each year when I hold in my heart all those who long to be mothers and who are waiting….  Here is a poem for you.

One day I shall look back at this time

At the waiting

And the counting

And the bleeding

And the longing

The trying

And the not-trying

The loving

And forgiving

And I will say that it made sense.

I know the time will come again

When my womb will be holding

The secret hope,

The possibility of miracle,

Origins so awesome

That only God can know.

But today my vulva

Is tender-lipped

Heralding blood.

And today is the day

I have to live

Right now

Learning to embrace

My own body and grieving dreams

With the fierce



Mother’s love

That is present

That is ready

That is now.