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Four Steps of Birth

All's Well That Ends Well

By Norreida ReyesPublished 11 days ago Updated 11 days ago 1 min read
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Four Steps of Birth
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Ungentle, heaving

riptides push young wet crown on

final slip to light.

Skin aflame with cold,

icy burning through young lungs

crying out in pain.

Swiftly grounded in

cotton-soft terrain, young limbs

buried warmly home,

Safe in parent’s scent.

Whisper stirs young curls asleep.

Unformed thoughts take flight.

nature poetry
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Norreida Reyes

I've served as a public policy analyst, journalist & advocate for women & children. People have more power than they know. I see the world for what it is & still own joy & humor. Above all, I'm simply a writer, fortunate to do work I love.

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