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Baby Picture - Poem by Anne Sexton

It's in the heart of the grape
where that smile lies.
It's in the good-bye-bow in the hair
where that smile lies.
It's in the clerical collar of the dress
where that smile lies.
What smile?
The smile of my seventh year,
caught here in the painted photograph.

It's peeling now, age has got it,
a kind of cancer of the background
and also in the assorted features.
It's like a rotten flag
or a vegetable from the refrigerator,
pocked with mold.
I am aging without sound,
into darkness, darkness.

Anne,
who are you?

I open the vein
and my blood rings like roller skates.
I open the mouth
and my teeth are an angry army.
I open the eyes
and they go sick like dogs
with what they have seen.
I open the hair
and it falls apart like dust balls.
I open the dress
and I see a child bent on a toilet seat.
I crouch there, sitting dumbly
pushing the enemas out like ice cream,
letting the whole brown world
turn into sweets.

Anne,
who are you?

Merely a kid keeping alive.


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Poems About Baby

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  3. 3. The Lost Baby Poem , Lucille Clifton
  4. 4. Sweet Baby , Linda Ori
  5. 5. A Baby In The House , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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  16. 16. Baby Brother (Children) , C.J. Heck
  17. 17. His Wife And Baby , Isabella Valancy Crawford
  18. 18. Ode To Baby , Aldo Kraas
  19. 19. Hush A By Baby , Anonymous English
  20. 20. Baby Love, Walk With Me , Sylvia Chidi
  21. 21. Baby Crib , Aldo Kraas
  22. 22. Baby Announcement , Seema Chowdhury
  23. 23. Baby Vs Adult , Sylvia Chidi
  24. 24. To A Baby Firefly (Preschool) , C.J. Heck
  25. 25. Baby Sitter , Robert William Service
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  32. 32. (015) This Baby Is Wonderful. , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
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  34. 34. Baby Blue Eyes , Peter S. Quinn
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  43. 43. Have My Baby , Ramona Thompson
  44. 44. Hey Baby , Maggie Estep
  45. 45. My Baby Cousin , Savannah Allison
  46. 46. Baby Boomers , Phil Smith
  47. 47. Philosophy: Master Baby-Steps Of Beliefs , Margaret Alice
  48. 48. Death Of A Baby Spotted Dove , Francis Duggan
  49. 49. Baby Your Still On My Mind , Aldo Kraas
  50. 50. Baby I'M Bored (To Evan Dando) , Aram Stefanian
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