mid-day: so much light pours in that
one is almost blinded.
it would be better to be blind
at that single moment when there are
angelic voices all around.
The voices become a mother’s sigh,
a father’s answer. The room darkens.
Another child has been born, and
what changes will settle down
and happen again, as before.
Gigi Marks lives in Ulysses, New York. She regularly publishes poems in many literary journals. Her collections of poems include, most recently, Close By, published by Silverfish Review Press in 2012, What We Need, published by Shortline Editions, and Shelter, published by Autumn House Press.