Standing on the balcony

Separate, but not

Lights and laughter drift out from the open door

Staring at the stars

Gravid and grounded

Alone while surrounded by love

Standing on the balcony

Separate, by choice and circumstance,

Cold and sorrow drift out from the open door

Staring at the stars

Alone while wishing for love

Talking to a dear friend

Present while absent

Care and concern pushing from those around her

Rubbing her stomach

Panic strikes as she stares out

Talking to no one

Present in a void

Unfeeling and seeking his other half

Holding his stomach

Panic strikes as he remembers

NO … it's too soon

Calling for help

Gripping the rail and her stomach

He's not here

The race has begun

NO … where is she

Calling for his brother

Gripping the door and his stomach

She's not safe

Come with me … it has begun

Where is he

Surrounded by love

Missing the one piece that makes the moment perfect

You need to let go

He's not here

She can't wait

Where is she

Surround by fear

Missing the one piece that makes him whole

You need to hang on

She's not safe

She can't wait

Pain is all

Supported but alone

So tired … I need him here

She can't come without him

Where is he

Breathe … Push … NO

Pain is nothing

Supported, no longer alone

So scared … I need to hold her

She can't come without me

I'm here

Breathe … Push … YES

Surrounded by silence

Surrounded by love

A small cry fills the morning light

Wrapped in his arms, they stare out the window

You're here … don't leave

The sun rises on a new family

And … the snow falls

Welcome to Midgard, my precious witch