This I Know

This I Know

This I know:
The living of a life
Is hard as diamonds
And as beautiful

This I know:
The emptiness of a womb-
The gift of children’s laughter
Makes me weep

This I know:
The passion of a lover-
The land of my man’s body,
Signal fires that call me home.

This I know:
The friendship of brothers and sisters,
Of blood and time,
That comforts me with presence.

This I know:
The living of a life
Is hard as diamonds
And worth the cost.

— Kathleen G. Everett © 2012

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