At the twinkling of my birth,
just mere moments after leaving the birth canal
& still covered in blood & amniotic fluid.
who was lifting me up to show to my mother,
suddenly slipped & stumbled.
I began to plummet toward the earth
Just a hair’s breadth away from
eternal damnation & Hellfire.
When at the last possible second,
the attending Doula
caught me —
My whole life passed before my eyes.
But I remember thinking,
if I had to do it all over again
I wouldn’t change a thing