Under my heart
More birdsdays have passed the line
than there are still to come,
as one can see looking at me.
My body took its blows
in the daily battle whereof
one never knows what it’s to be
For me, there was one certainty
children had to become part of me
to cherish them and foster,
love them and see them prosper.
Joke van der Ark
Nr.725b – 20 June 2014