The baby shower

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Delicate leaves quiver as raindrops
while bigger ones sway
with the breeze

Inside, women
of many colours
gather to wish a mother
playing games, laughing,
unscrambling words:
yballul, repaid

At the end of this Saturday
a piece of yarn
the width of a pregnant belly
and the stories we tell
ourselves, stands the truth

Due soon

Like stars against tarmac
comes the heavy rain now



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