2020-01-23T01:13:22-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Parenthood|

Gently bouncing

We were playing a game
where I was pregnant
and she was the teenage sister

she put one of her dolls under my sweater
and tied it to my stomach
with a scarf

halfway through making dinner
she decided I also had a new baby
and put another doll
over my shoulder

I tried to explain gestation
but she just waved her hands at me
blurring my words

as she put band-aids on a stuffy
I stirred the pot of soup
and a long while passed
before I realized
I was gently bouncing.

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