mother rocking her infant in her arms.


BABIES


a swirly line with a cute baby sitting at one end.


She knows what its like
to have babies;



woman birthing with woman doctor assisting.





One after the other, after the other.

nurse holding newborn twins.





The pain of giving birth
is just the beginning.
The real pain comes from having
to listen to their cries of hunger


crawling infant, crying loudly.





all the while knowing there is no food to give them.

baby bottle lying on floor, dripping drops of milk.





There is a special kind of pain in
hearing her babies cough at night, harder
than she thinks their little chests can stand,
as they burn with fever and
beg for help with eyes that say
I trust you to make everything better.


toddler standing in crib, looking feverish.





She holds them. And comforts,
while guarding against their finding out
how very poor they are /
how helpless and desperate she feels.


mother holding baby wrapped in blanket.




She knows the pain of these things and more, because
at eighteen, She has birthed her fourth child without
ever having even looked at her own body /
without any idea as to how it works..



toddler boy.toddler girl. infant.






She suckles her fourth babe at her breast as

mother rocking her infant in a rocking chair.






she wonders about life, and dreams of a time to come when
there will be enough food, enough warmth for them all.
She dreams of learning to read and write...



woman looking directly at you.






And dreams of a time when she will be able to
learn the words which will enable her
to share with others the innermost thoughts of her heart,
and the wisdom shes learned along the way.





swirly line with a baby at one end.




very pregnant belly with clear fetal foot outline showing.
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WEB MISTRESS
INTRO

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LIFETIMES OF
DELIGHT
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SILHOUETTE
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SUMMER
(Day One)

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SUNBATHING
BULL FROG
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HIS PROMISE
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SOCIALITE
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HOME
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DRIVING TO THE
FAMILY REUNION
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SHOULDN'T
HAVE
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FROZEN
IN TIME
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LITTLE CLAY
WOMEN
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DARKEST
CHOCOLATE
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CAN I
COME TOO
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FIRSTHAND
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FIVE BLACK
CROWS
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DANCING
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ODE TO ZACHARY
CHICKEN
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EARLY MORNING
WALK
 
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LYCANTHROPY
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