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About birth. A play on the beating of a heart and the name of the father, Tom.
... tom-tom-tom ...

with anticipation, joy and the drumbeat of the heart


... tom-tom-tom ...
the beating of a tiny heart
in a warm darkened place
of translucent light
and muffled sounds.

Tom-Tom-Tom,
a sound to dance to,
a name to kick to.

Tom. Tom. Tom
must wait for
... tom-tom-tom ...
the beat of a tiny heart
... tom-tom-tom ...
to be born.

Kåre Enga © 2003

from the chapbookFoo Foo Wars

For Thomas and Stephanie Riddoch. Their son, Wyatt Thomas Riddoch was born January 5, 2003.
© Copyright 2005 Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville (enga at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
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