After the aftermath of afterbirth

Translucent nourishment forms moist stains
on the tip of your tiny nose

Come, circle of silent empathy
remove your fingers from your mouth

Grope, as I nudge cheek with breast latch onto the nipple
Mime the art all newborn animals know

The rhythmical suction pinches
causes me to wince
As I look at you
that tightly encased life-binding liquid begins to flow

While we strive for control
your face bathed with a sprinkler hose
Endeavor follows endeavor
and we master together our second unity

Fat my baby burp
Cry my baby not
Hunger my love no more

Hushabye, hushabye