One Unto Herself
Heavy with child she lumbers,
this impossible pregnancy.
What was she thinking
when she said yes to God?
Not, carrying the world in her belly
His infinite seeds, fertile mother earth,
the dark and the light,
a snake eating the mouse.
I didn’t think it would be this bad
this full, this heavy.
The great weight of matter.
I will need divine assistance at her birth.
Delivering me from my own duplicity.
What are we midwifing here
Sally King, Lady Godiva Day 2020
Photo of Sarah carrying her daughter Rumi