Carrying a child
Words about my work – Joanna McLeman
My experiences of carrying a child
within you, surrounding you, enveloping
you with their whole being.
The overwhelming sensation.
The privilege of carrying someone into
Of sharing lives together.
Of showing them the beauty in the
world, and what to be wary of.
Their influence on you and
resulting perceptions of the world,
people and situations.
Of carrying them and protecting
Letting them have little sorties
to explore the wider world.
Growing bigger and further away
from you, knowing that you
are to let them go
freely and confidently into
Into the world on their own.