Song for the Fingertip Baby

Fingertip baby
Too small to breathe in our world
Curls up in our minds.

From pre-mature to premature
We will endure
For each other
Father and mother.

Bubble wrap infant
Straining skin and tissue heart
An intensive start.

Here before you, for anyone who
Comes along
To sing the song
Unheard from you.

Incubator born
Ghostly breath, a whispered sigh
Gossamer goodbye.

Fingertip baby
Too small

Barry Gornell

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