Week by Week
a speck, the dream of seed and root.
Baby is a dime, quarter, increasing in value―
golf ball, gerbil, your own palm—then more sports equipment: soft ball, football,
By this point your baby is a train, a field, a city, an ocean. This week baby is the
sky. Now a hemisphere. Now a blurry world.
Katie Manning is Editor-in-Chief of Rougarou and a doctoral fellow in English at UL-Lafayette. Her writing has been published in New Letters, PANK, The Pedestal Magazine, Poet Lore, and So to Speak, among other journals and anthologies, and she is the 2011 winner of The Nassau Review’s Author Award for Poetry.
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