When exactly, biologically,
In time and space and in her virgin flesh
Did God’s hand make the miracle occur?
Was it when God joined His seed to hers?
Or did He modify her egg and add
The chromosomal mix to make a man?
It must have been before the cell could halve.
Perhaps her womb contained a different code
Than that of other women, from her birth,
Or from her own conception, or before.
Perhaps her mothers bore it from the first.
I like to see one moment in my mind—
But maybe God worked back the miracle through time.
© 2005, Sørina Higgins. Do not use this work in any way without permission from the author.