April 21, 2015

One poem by Jeannie E. Roberts

Alien Birth

                                 ―Inspired by James Bernal's photograph

                                                                      Photo by James Bernal
                                                                His website:  http://www.jamesbernal.com/

Apparently, the patient died before the blessed event;
still, a heavenly glow radiates from the corpse's
enlarged abdomen.  Nearby, a man stands facing

a second glowing room―he's neither gloved nor gowned,
though, his sleeves are rolled-up.  Perhaps these sorts
of deliveries are routine, or, more likely, this guy's just

unprepared.  An odd-looking peak rises from beneath
the shrouded silhouette; by the looks of it, the serenity
of this moment could change―in a heartbeat! 

Watch out, Doc!  This isn't one for the sacred Book,
but definitely one for the history books!  What a pity. 
Where's Sigourney Weaver's firearm when you need it? 

Jeannie E. Roberts is the author of NATURE OF IT ALL, a poetry collection (Finishing Line Press, 2013).  She is also the author and illustrator of LET'S MAKE FACES!, a children's book.  Her poems have appeared in the Festival of Language's Festival Writer, Misty Mountain Review, Off the Coast, Quill & Parchment and elsewhere.  Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jeannie lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  For more, visit www.jrcreative.biz.

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