A Sample: Easing the Edges

Home Birth on the Prairie

Today is
a time of
narrow ranges
with a predicted
high of 4 and
low of 8 degrees
below zero.

Listening to the
wind and snow
beyond the bed-
room, we ponder
our restricted
options to insure
the waiting head
can traverse the
narrow pelvis.

But a live birth will broaden our perspective
to suit the expanse of the springtime prairie.

Copyright © 1994 by Jerome W. Freeman. All rights reserved.

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