One Tiny Baby

I wonder how silent it really was...

I close my eyes and hear the soft breaths of a young mother as muscles tighten, tides swell inside.

I smell hay, some clean and fresh, some dirtied by the animals chewing nearby.

I feel a chill as the winter breeze blows, and a young man leans in to warm his bride, murmuring reassurance.

I hear laughter, soft sweet delighted, as small eyes meet large for the first time.

I see darkness above poked through by sparkles of light, many small, one big and bright.

I feel joy wrapped around that night, that small family, that one tiny baby who changed everything...

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