Day: December 20, 2015


Delivery In embered darkness, hours after birth, my ear catching the baby’s feathered breath, beside the manger, huddled on the earth her sleeping form I watch. How close to death this girl, this woman, mother, maiden, wife, approached, on this bleak, brutal midnight blest, a cave our only shelter, I midwife, my reddened hands gripping […]

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