7-3-16, Nursing my Baby

Today I nursed
In bed as we woke up
In the church pew during the gospel and homily and prayer of the faithful
At breakfast while I ate my bagel sandwich in a crowded restaurant
In a museum on a theater chair
In two elevators
At Joes Crab Shack while my husband fed me bites of fried ocean dwellers
As we walked along the Ohio River past strangers with the wind blowing in our hair

And no one said a thing

Intimately beautiful
Transportable nourishment
Fast food for my crying hungry baby
In the sunshine and the puddles
Walking
Kicking
Sitting
Swaying

I have never felt so strong
As when I hold this less than ten pound being
Fresh into the world
My offspring and life and my joy
Feeding him in my arms.

-Gillian

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