Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Birthed by Xylem

Isn't it good to be born, yaar
in this time of transpiration?
flying to the sun
Surya's golden arms
stretch cold womb
a radiant midwife
untangling green veins
from brown
with placental permission
each sigh dilates
maternal portals
coaxing seedlings
to the leaf pile
beneath the nest.

Yasmeen Najmi

(yaar = friend, Surya = Sun Deity)

© 2010 Yasmeen Najmi

1 comment:

  1. I realy like this one...."coaxing seedlings" is so visual....sweet sounding.