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You were my midwife as you lambed that first Spring.
I told them I liked/ the fullness of it and that love/ is always asymmetrical.
I am a ghost to them, they pretend
my calling to them is the wind in the trees.
Affection shown children in public
sickens her. At home
kids are tied in the attic . . .
. . . while we are pursued
by flocks of children clutching black plastic garbage bags,
whispering, por favor, señora, por favor