A Poem For M’s Baptism Day
Her head is bundled with gauze.
Her round eyes are unblinking in her mother’s arms.
New to the world, she and her twin
(a fat and happy little creature)
Are shepherded into the light.
Her heart beats,
Her ribs contract as she breathes.
Pressed to her mother’s cheek
She is silent.
I drip sterile water into a small shell,
My hands shake.
The surgeon is silent as she sews.
The smallest of droplets upon her cheek
The Trinity…we pray,
I anoint her with oil.
Welcome to the household of God,
May light perpetual shine upon you.
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