expecting (adj).

there was a seed planted and
the soil was well kept
the sun shone fondly and
the water made a soft bed.

we have waited
and prayed
we got up at dawn
we dug our nails into the dirt.

this keeps us up all night: we did everything right. 

we look to our neighbours: mary, how does your garden grow?

what life is this
except to give new life
and find life
in the middle of an empty field.