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