We Carry Them

We carried them in our wombs and imagined what their skin would smell and feel like. We carried them in our palms and learned to heal ourselves, at last. We carried them on our hips and worried if what we were doing was good enough. We carried their emotions at times when they seemed too heavy for them. We cried on their sleeping faces at times when emotions were too heavy for us. We carry their hearts in ours in the way only a mother can, as she knows no other way, for her body and theirs have lived together through it all...their souls have held eachother through many lifetimes and across many stars.