michele carvalho

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1. A Mother's First 6/3/2013

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A Mother's First

Six

billion people in the world

yet,

one solitary soul

arrests me.


his head seemingly miss- shaped

body disproportioned.

his face scrunched in protest or in cry

like a shriveled prune

or red

red like an angry red balloon

ready to pop at any moment.

his smile lopsided, akin to elvis at times;

comical coming from

a month old chinese baby.

nevertheless

he is simply, implicitly

beautiful.


i watch him

mesmerized.

enveloped in content.

solely ...

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