Note from Amy: This poem was the inspiration for the second piece in my c-section series entitled “Cocoon”. Thank you to Karyn for allowing her beautiful words to become so meaningful to so many women who have experienced birth trauma.
A Birth Story for Asher
You were not born in the way that I had intended.
We did not meet in the way that I had hoped.
You cried with confusion and hunger.
I cried with confusion and pain.
We returned to our cocoon together.
When we emerged – transformed.
Beautiful and with delight.
For we had fallen in love in the way I had dreamed.