for jane and clare

this is a pain you have to carry. a labour only you can endure. we watch in awe. and because giving birth is an act of defiance against the power of death and an acquiescence to the relentlessness of love; because you have the courage it takes to bring life into this world – this…

little one

this week your heartbeat has quickened your movements have slowed you’re readying to be born. last night i sat with your mother as her body began to stretch and groan around her doing what it needs to do to give birth. and while it did we watched the news and the tragedies of this week…