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Gestation by Yahia Lababidi



This long disorientation,

I, now, understand better;

as my soul is rewritten

I have been learning again

how to walk and breathe

– under water and on air.

It’s best not to say too much

or think you know anything;

preferable to keep very still

lest you might spoil everything

– when you are being reborn.

Gestation is hardly time

for any grand pronouncements:

lie low, feed and listen for clues.

Grow, inwardly, in knowing

before declaring it to the world.

© Yahia Lababidi

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