Putting a Baby to Sleep (ROUGH draft)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Years have gone by
and I've put babies to sleep many hundreds of times.
adorable autistic girls with big curly hair and wild eyes.
with their downy hair,
their primordial noises,
and the soft spot between the primal
and the cerebral.
Years have gone by,
one laid down
beside the last.
And in this 25th year,
every time I lay an infant down,
I wish he were my own.