Posts for Babyhood

When I Tell Strangers I Have Twins

Babyhood August 24, 2020

They sigh, shake their heads, say, “I don’t think I could do it.” I wonder which one they’d sell, as though twins …

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Ventricular Septal Defect

Babyhood August 24, 2020

At twenty weeks, the doctors gavean ultrasound that discovered a tiny hole in the baby’s heart. “Small,” he said. “May close…

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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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Baby Girl

Babyhood October 21, 2019

Cheek sweaty against my necktop of head under my chinjust soheat rises from her feathery hair Drifting to sleepbody against…

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