A feeling deep inside me,
A scream in the dark,
One beat here another there,
Is this your heart?
My stomach hums a melody,
A tune only you hear,
I anticipate until your due is near.
Lights flash a camera I see,
But no recorder can record your heartbeat,
I feel you kick I feel you rise,
One more push to I see your eyes.
I did it now I finally see,
My baby, my little girl’s heart beat inside of me.
– Ebony Freeman (dedicated to my aunt’s baby Angel Char’ Williams 2014-2014)