Friday, October 22, 2010

Umbilical Cord

Yesterday at lunch with the BVI Beaconites, Todd VanSickle mentioned that his new baby daughter Aiko's bellybutton fell off.

Umbilical Cord

The black cocoon clings
to the squash-yellow fuzz
of your footy pajamas.
I pluck it off and hold it
to my ear, listen for
the fluttering of wings.

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