You hold your breath

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You hold your breath
As you wait for the line to appear on the stick in your hand


You hold your breath
As the grainy image on the screen reveals the life inside you


You hold your breath
As the midwife searches for that heartbeat that beats within you


You hold your breath
As every muscle in your body works to bring your child to you


You hold your breath
As you feel their body in your arms, their warmth against your skin


You hold your breath
As they smile, stumbling clumsily with their first steps, giggling joyfully


You hold your breath
As they grow their wings, the noise, chaos, screeching and flapping


You hold your breath
As they take off and soar, reaching new heights every day


You hold your breath
As they make their way home, no matter what time of day, girl or boy


You hold your breath
As you check their WhatsApp to see when they were last active


You hold your breath
As the doorbell rings


You hold your breath

About Thewitch

Nikki is a half centenarian, an eternal teenager, and mother of four geniuses. In her previous incarnation, she was a famous Parisian courtesan, and witch, thus explaining her habit of talking to the moon in french. Due to her inability to control her thought/speech processes, she writes about life, love, laughter and anything else that happens to spill out. Those of a strong constitution can read more on her About page.

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