Waiting for Parenthood

being prepared is helpful
nesting is essential
imagine and dream and plan

choosing meaningful names
how does that look on a CV?
what will the fans chant?

and the questions
from family and co-workers
strangers and friends

no, he is not here yet
yes, we are excited
yes, it is amazing

mostly, it is surreal

just like a hug where your hands don’t quite touch
our heads can’t quite reach around you
not yet anyway

so we wait
nod to the “it changes everything’s”
politely accept the “next time I see you’s…”

and patiently sleep off a one last Friday night
forgetting the noise
dreaming of you and only you

waiting to be parents
whatever that means

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Author: D Nash

Family. Fly fishing. Music.

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