Watermelon Womb


quirky watermelon  

sweet flesh indwelling bears its own seed contractions like the rind hard firm tight I cradle the melon with my hands I breathe slow sleepless restless miserable

I am being fruitful I am multiplying I am... hurting

longing increases to bear the fruit love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness self-control

but the labor required a different labor than to til the soil and uproot the weeds rather a discipline to relax to surrender and to breathe

I receive your Breath and I am pregnant with joy!


-Danita Jenae