Posts for Babyhood

Bodily Histrionics: A Found Poem

Babyhood December 30, 2019

These are the words for hysterectomyThe words for no more childrenThese are the words written on her bodyThese are the…

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Heart Leak

Babyhood December 30, 2019

I think my baby poked my heartin utero with nail or toe.What else could send my heart a swellbut a…

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Swaddling Sea

Babyhood November 19, 2019

I swam in the Gulf of Thailand with you. I held you, small as a kumquat, in my own dark,…

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The Conversation

Babyhood October 21, 2019

Tonight you called to me from the cribI stuffed my ears with beeswaxAnd lashed myself to the poleI thought you…

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