still life

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Our daughter’s born

slithering yet

silent. Blue and

vernix coated.

The umbilical cord

swinging still.

Blood pools at my feet

coagulate

as suction is applied.

Her still life –

a rubbery figure –

unmoulded, gelatinous

mewls

then breathes.

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