Design Revealed

Laura Grace Weldon Poetry

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Answering each cry, heart leaping faster than my limbs,

I rocked tiny ones close,

soft breath and hands patting my face,

lashes closing into worlds past me.

I nodded at mantras

chanted by women my mother’s age

enjoy them while they’re young

this time goes too fast

though so weary

my skeleton ached for rest.

Motherhood’s origami folded and creased me

in unfathomable patterns, as together

we sang to the Milky Way on late night walks,

blessed insects set free from window bound prisons,

danced through days far from time’s imagination.

Mantras come true.

Now those little ones lean over me,

pausing gently before hurrying toward worlds beyond.

Last night I dreamed of fallen fruit, ripe unto bursting.

I offered this bounty to children

but in house after house they had been fed.

Waking, I see design revealed.

I feel the beauty

of greater unfolding.


About the Author

Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and a handbook of alternative education, Free Range Learning. Laura would get more done if she didn't spend so much time reading library books, cooking weird things, and posting on Facebook's Free Range Learning community page. Connect with her on .

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April 2016 – SUPPORT
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