• Every midwife knows
    that not until a mother’s womb
    softens from the pain of labor
    will a way unfold
    and the infant find that opening to be born.
    Oh friend!
    There is treasure in your heart,
    it is heavy with child.
    All the awakened ones,
    like trusted midwives are saying,
    'welcome this pain.
    It opens the dark passage of Grace.