Monday, September 7, 2009

bowling ball



and as we laid there in bed
and i, with great effort, turned onto my side
hefting that belly so that
it laid almost next to me
i told him that the parallel
i've always used to convey the way i feel
during these last few months
is no longer true.
it's not so much like having swallowed a basketball
as it is a bowling ball.

and after borrowing that measuring tape,
my suspicions were confirmed.
i'm already as big around now
as i was on my due date
during previous pregnancies.
so that tells me
either i made one too many trips
to the boulangerie,
or milla's 8 lb 13 oz
will sound like a piece of cake
when this little one
makes his entrance into the world.