i am beginning to share your gray
learning to share the meaning of worry
trying not to think too much of grief

what awaits, i do not know
although it happens all the time
this process of birth, growth,


i know what to expect
and i hope that i
can give as much to you
as you have given

without dread
without disdain
without resentment

i am readying myself
i will be ready
i hope
i will be ready.