Friday, December 19, 2008

First for TOP

I wrote at least three "first" poems this week and they were all terrible. So...

I wrote this over three years ago just after our first glimpse of Kylie. We thought for sure she was going to be a boy. The ultrasound was a twenty-minute video. (Gary is my husband.)
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Ultrasound: 23 weeks

This hand-sized little man
resting in his La-Z-Boy womb

just passing the time playing
with his umbilical cord.

He crosses his feet,
stretches out
…yawns…
examines his toes,
scratches his cheek

a miniature Gary
fiddling impatiently
practicing for when he’ll have
a remote in his hand.

4 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Lovely - and I loved the light touch at the end.

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

It must be the womb music...

Nicely recorded!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, this is too neat!!

gel said...

Mazel tov!

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