I figure this is the best way
to let you fellow beauty seekers
know that I’m carrying around
another little life right now.

This is his profile at five months,
a tiny nose and little mouth
already formed,
a small but strong heart
already beating.

He sleeps and kicks
and listens to my voice,
wondering, I’m sure,
what it’s like
in this great big world out here.

I tell him
he’ll see soon enough
that it’s a beautiful,
bountiful place
well worth the wait.