G-d of toddler wobble & teen sweat, of bride’s lace
& belly quake, cradle my newborn cry beside my love.
G-d of new bruises & blood loss, You grew these cells.
Let tears petition boundless eyes to cry beside my love!
G-d of transplant & graft, of transfusion & mask,
spare me this task. Will no star rise beside my love?
No G-d cracked his gene & grew this rebel protein.
Who hacks his counts? Who sucks time beside my love?
Devil of no sleep. Devil of dawn needle & night
shakes. A devil IV snakes beside my love.
Devil of dumb mutation. Stomach devil. Tongue devil.
A beeping breathing devil machine dies beside my love.
No devil brought him back today. He stayed in the sheets
& did not rise with the sun. G-d, how I cried beside my love.