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BREASTFEEDING

This is the warmth that shares,
The fatigue
That does not doubt its purpose.
Long after midnight,
Hope is a thin thread of light,
A promise of sleep
Somewhere beymond these anxieties.
There will be easier nights.
Tonight we know
That milk is made from blood.

Copyright © 2004 Hugh Cook

Picture of front cover of ARC OF LIGHT poetry collection by Hugh Cook.

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