Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #477: Leap of Faith

Rock and Amber Had a Girl

When Amber jumped into marriage,
it was a leap of faith–
like pole-vaulting onto sand.
A little child,
not yet born,
had led them to the rock garden
where diamonds were forever.
When Amber had their daughter,
whom they named Ruby,
she looked into her baby’s eyes
as the nurse told her that doing so
was like looking into the future.
She’d laughed and said,
“Who can see what they cannot know?”
Yet forty years was the year
of the Ruby anniversary;
however, when that time came,
it was not the future she saw
but rather,
the past,
for the living Ruby
was the same age
as her father had been
when the nurse had,
inadvertently,
made her prophecy.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 477