Expecting

First published in Frogpond 27:1, [March] 2004, page 45. Four of these poems also appear in “Moving Day.”


first trimester—
sand from the sea shore
falls from your sweater


curved pine
next to the straight pine—
a gentle rain


second trimester     we name our cars


turning off war news
we replay
the ultrasound video


third trimester—
a forecast of sunshine
for the morning