Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. — Zora Neale Hurston

Other’s smile stretches long and full,
delicately-crinkled eyes radiating warmth

I shudder slightly
repositioning my body to cradle a new softness
Other’s eyes its halogen lamps
birth unimagined without incubation

I smile, teeth incandescent in their returning
offering my love as midwife to Other’s own emergence

~ From my 2017 Advent poetry challenge. ~ 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad to see you’re posting again! I always enjoy reading your deep, reflective posts, even if I never respond online. But your Zora Neale Hurston quote reminds me of a similar one I appreciate, by Lao Tzu:

    Being deeply loved gives you strength;
    Loving deeply gives you courage.

    Savannah, you display both strength and courage!

    Sending you love,
    Ruth

    Like

  2. Soren Hauge says:

    Reading it makes my eyes crinkle, too!

    Like

  3. Kat Griffith says:

    Lovely — especially after I finally slowed down enough to enter in!

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