I have read contrasting views about co-sleeping. Should children sleep away from the mother from day one or should they stick to the womb for a longer time and bond? Either way, there have been many controversial views. If facts interest you, read this feature on babies and knives.

Sleeping by the child is always seen from the child’s perspective; what of the parent?


sleep by me my child,

therapy comes in many a guise,

you smell like sea and cloud

mingling with the sun.


I hold onto immensities,

your little fingers. You broke my water, cracked my skull,

remade me bottom up.


What do you see from the hammock

that reminds of home? The song I sing comes

from somewhere deep that makes the love in corridors

and eyes that held a sham.



© neelthemuse,2011

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