Mother and child
Through atoms of becoming
your blood did course with mine,
and sang the song of centuries,
as flesh was slow entwined.
Beneath the heart of mothering,
you grew to find your place,
and sought the light of birthing;
revealed material grace.
This lineage of love began,
in microscopic fold,
and found itself in being;
a new and brightening soul.
b : human stock or lineage; especially : royal lineage <a prince of the blood>c : relationship by descent from a common ancestor : kinshipd : persons related through common descent : kindrede (1) : honorable or high birth or descent (2) : descent from parents of recognized breed or pedigree