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Channel Esther: Ahava

Esther Cohen
June 29, 2015

by Esther Cohen

about God Knows What

Peter working on

a trailer for his movie

Noah called to say

Chesray’s labor

had begun

she would come

to our apartment

with her doula

we were waiting waiting for life

to begin real person

arms, legs

and a heart

fluorescent lights

all exhausted

nervous then in awe

Could This Be What Life Is

could it be this simple

Ahava born at 6:45 am

she who brings love to the world

eight pound baby

and we stood there


what happened

as common as air

as common as breath

as common

as life

Esther Cohen’s books include God Is a Tree, poetry, and Book Doctor, a novel.