warm, soft, glowing.
An egg of fire.
I place it beneath my pillow,
I capture it in my heart.
It floods my body, toes to finger tips
with joy, with sorrow, with possibility.
It lies inside my dreams,
it rests beneath my chest,
growing and rising as I breathe.
unleashed upon the world,
I know it would be met
with equal admiration, equal regret,
with tears and fears,
laughter and pride,
emotions I can't hide.
But tonight, this secret is mine,
mine and mine alone.
In the coming days, it will become known.
I will not rush,
that when the day comes
my secret will reveal me, no longer bound,
instead of the other way around.