What if you were pregnant with a holy fire?
Would you be lit from within?
Might your warm skin and glowing eyes hint at the mystery to the outside world?
How would you nurture this fire?
When my friend was pregnant,
she gave up caffeine and alcohol,
ate fresh organic food,
and slept as much as she could.
She practiced breathing
to prepare for labor pains
and listened to beautiful music
so her babe’s delicate developing ears
would hear sweet sounds in the womb.
Rest your hand on your belly
as you long to gaze into the eyes
of the being within
and hold her in your arms.
Imagine the names that might suit her.
You are pregnant with a holy fire.
Now is the time of waiting,
now is the long night.
and breathe out
You are tinder for the fire,
and it will burn in your bones.