Breaking forth

Floating in this concrete amnion,
An organism among the osmoles,
Out I reach and stretch my arms,
Quickening my nearly naked body
Immersed in fluid blue,
Whip-kicking down the channel
Toward the final mosaic cross :
Like a newborn infant I emerge,
Lungs bursting with newfound air—
Life’s first breath.

2011©Brian T. Maurer

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