Midnight Feeding

      by Lana Hechtman Ayers and Michael Dylan Welch

 

First published in Frogpond 30:2, Spring/Summer 2007, page 41. Written on 19 January 2006 at Victor’s Celtic Coffee House in Redmond, Washington.

 

 

morning bath—

my gentle splashes

don’t wake the newborn                                             Lana

 

        catching

        the infant’s yawn                                                     Michael

 

strollers in a row . . .

I nod off

in the waiting room                                                         Lana

 

drizzle at the window

a gentle snore

from the baby monitor                                                  Michael

 

        bouncing baby

        sleeping through the speed bump                   Lana

 

midnight feeding—

my fingerprints

on the snooze bar                                                           Michael