portion of the artwork for Matthew Sinex's poetry
And Suddenly Baby
Matthew Sinex

An explosion of infant—
pacifiers, bottle-liners,
diapers and burp cloths—
the shrapnel
of your old self,
an impatient shadow
that drew inward, as if in breath,
then popped like a silver balloon.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 35 | Winter 2012