Thoughts on the Miracle of Life

They say when a person is born they are eighty percent water.

Behind the curling toes and dimpled fists there is

a river

a lake

an ocean.

They say when a person is born they cry out of instinct.

The purpose to inflate the set of lungs they have

yet

to

use.

Until birth, a baby will have only ever drawn breath through the lungs of another.

And when we come into this world screaming,

fighting

for

breath

we diverge from Mother channel and forge our own waterways.

Up until that point we were all kept alive by

another

person’s

heartbeat.

But at birth we take fate into our own dimpled fists,

and make Life from water and sound.

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