Chest to chest
froggied legs,
I lift the bib to secure
this mei tai.

Tightening straps
over my shoulders
pulling her tighter still,
her warmth penetrates
with each knot I tie.
Our external womb,
as close
as I can get her now.

Feet suspended above the
ground, we journey
impatient and wriggling
she’s ready.

Heart to heart
seven months and grown
to confidence,
facing outward,
eager to take in

~ Samantha Baldwin

Samantha Baldwin has been writing poetry seriously since her advanced creative writing class with Richard Harrison at Mount Royal University in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Athabasca University in 2012. She writes for three blogs and is the founder of The Writer’s Midwife where she runs inspiration-based workshops for writers.

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