Thursday, February 17, 2011

haiku retrospective xxxiii

those hormones kick in, pump that
joy joice to the brain.

potential dad faints;
mama is buddha serene,
hormoned to the nines.

before that blue line showed,
new mama hormones kicked in,
blissing mama's mind.

with placental loss,
hormonal hurricane swept
emotional seas.

there's nothing to hold
in the storm-tossed seas, no way
to touch bottom.

hormone storm subsides,
whitecaps fade to choppy seas,
toes scrape rocky coast.

for the first time in
ten years and more, i'm just me.
plain female hormones.

it's true the third child
pushes you over the edge,
but it's a good edge.

25 September 1998

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