Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Pregnancy Series: Four Haiku-esques from 1997

The pressure of a
baby turning inside--
someone soon will cry.

Originally published in Frogpond.
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The clutch of your breath
in my naval, the swift grasp
of growth, the pinch of my nerve.

Originally published in Frogpond.
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An untimely spring
and still this baby
undelivered.
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Lying in the bath
every scar and stretch mark
face up

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt
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