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So it begins… p.m. day care for 1 yo Emma. I’m ambivalent: nice to have relief afternoons but worrying about her adjustment. She’s to tiny, vulnerable, and sweet-souled. This was written months ago; she rarely protests naps and tends to babble in her crib before napping.

 

DEFCON 2

 

You’d think she is skewered

in her motorized cradle—

back arched in gymnast landing curve,

legs kicking like pistons,

arms flailing and fists balled,

eyes squinting and tears squirting in arcs,

mouth wide as 1950’s Saturday noon air raid horns,

wailing drowning out Twinkle twinkle,

face jalapeño red

 

at naptime.

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  1. Well said!

    On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:41 AM Peter C. Venable wrote:

    > oelkers9 posted: “So it begins… p.m. day care for 1 yo Emma. I’m > ambivalent: nice to have relief afternoons but worrying about her > adjustment. She’s to tiny, vulnerable, and sweet-souled. This was written > months ago; she rarely protests naps and tends to babble in her cr” >

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