Saved by an Infant
I didn’t know I needed her,
Until the day she was born,
For nine years I had been alone,
Before I held my baby sister in my arms.
So tiny, so fragile,
Fragile as a budding flower,
Flower that had to be protected,
Protected with all my power.
For the first time I cared,
Cared more than I thought I could.
Could I really be that selfless?
Selfless to put her before my own good?
She turned my life upside down,
Down to the last cell in my being,
Being a puking, pooping lil’ monster,
Monster that held my thumb while sleeping.
Fifteen years later I look back,
Back to that liberating day,
Day that mother gave life to a baby,
Baby that breathed new life into me.