She wanted children
so did he
they tried, it worked,
turned the egg-timer.
and nine months after
have their predictable miracle.

she had heard pray tell
of women who
dreamt of motherhood
as she had:
yet would only conceive of it
as one man’s love.

this will not make sense
until years later.
happiness, of same result
than biological clocks
since made of, and from –
the result of happiness.