Quick birth story
She was in the woods and running from her husband who had just joined the KKK. He came out to her with the truth on the night she was supposed to have induction sex.
“How could you!!!??”
The night was tense with truth, and the baby inside gave a little kick. It reassured the belly that was on the woman. It gave her comfort to know that maybe the child will be ok with this Dad. This new Dad.
“HONEY, he caught up to her as he heard a little whimper.”
“Don’t touch me.” She looked him right in the face clutching her shaking belly.
I’m about to give birth without you. The you I want here.
In the distance you could hear the KKK ceremony chants burning up as the fire was so dimly far.
The man got on his knees as he saw her about to drop belly first to the ground. He didn’t know what to say, it wasn’t the words that cut but the face he saw. Those eyes. “Do you love me or not, it doesn’t matter, I’m going to love my son without you.”
That’s what those eyes said. Scary.
He glances at her, and she’s now pushing sitting on the ground belly up feet clenched. She’s holding on to her belly for dear life but the labor has only begun. A contraction hits again, and she lets out a tear of a scream.
“Let me help!”
You have done enough already.
I was a battle of the minds. Who was right who wasn’t.
Was his the one that was right yearning to be wrong, or was hers the right one, yearning for the wrong one.
That night as the smoke from the cross burning in the distance floated away in the night sky covering the stars. A baby was born to a cry so full of lonely love. That the man should have never come after her.
Theres the old phrase if you love her marry her, and don’t let her go. And this man did that.
But now there is a new phrase: don’t let go of what’s inside you two. There’s more than chivalray and oh I love you. There’s pure raw love that is not bound to space time or even thought and imagination.
And all of that was realized as the man walked away slowly from his wife clutching her baby to her breast. Feeding him her own love that would go into him and grow him up.
Hopefully to better the man his father is now.