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The Womb


By Claire IbarraPublished about a year ago 1 min read
An Ocean of Love

He hears me toss-


My lover awakens

to spoon me,

bodies contoured,

holding hands…

breath on my neck.

And at my belly,

small body,

my lover’s child-

the son who gets

scared at night.

We are all cradled,

protected embryos,

me at the center-

nurturing like the womb

in this collective body,

emanating the love

of a mother.

The cat at our

feet, curled

and purring,

encasing me

further, reminding

me of our need

for each other.

love poems

About the Creator

Claire Ibarra

Claire is the author of Fragile Saints, a novel published by Adelaide Books in 2021. Claire’s poetry chapbook Vortex of Our Affections was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017.

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