She has fallen badly,

and gouged her knee.

Her balance is gone,

she is crying. To be sure,

we race to the maternity clinic,

where we jump the queue.

The doctor is comforting,

she says we should have

an ultrasound, in case of

any complications. The gel

makes her shiver. We watch,

and listen. There is a thumping heart,

it is racing, like a wild hare.

The image is very grainy.

The doctor announces all is well.

She dresses Bella’s knee,

prescribes special antibiotics.

We both heave a great big sigh.

A tragedy is averted.


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