Thursday, April 28, 2011

Arching in resistance

I've been doing a little digging lately,
finding my way down
through the sedimentary layers
to the child that lies beneath...
It's astonishing,
what bubbles up,
when you take the time to look:
from dogwood trees
to tonsillectomies;
toy tractors,
giant buck-toothed bunnies,
the rough surface of a chair,
the taste of dirt...
I wake in the middle of the night
to find my back arching in resistance
to a red metal stroller.

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