New Arrival
by Ute Carson
Decanto Poetry Magazine/Anthology issue 26, Masque Publishing UK
The Wound

When you were born
The sun and the moon stood at attention!
And since it was Christmas
I believed that the Star of David had halted over our house.

My happiness could not keep you from
Seeking fulfillment beyond my dreams,
Soaring beyond my fondest expectations.
But like a gong long ended
Its echo still reverberates for all to hear,
So will my joy at your arrival
Forever resonate in the recesses of my soul.

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