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Dropped my infant son while changing hips, bent
Red-faced at the party; it was just
Once. All the hours he fit against me,
Perfectly, I smelled his hair.
Proverb of happiness: Grandfather's life
Ends, then father
Dies -- then son.


Jessica Cuello is a graduate of Barnard College who teaches French in Central New York. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Melusine, Muse & Stone, and the anthology Zeus Seduces the Wicked Stepmother in the Saloon of the Gingerbread House. Jessica is the mother of Gabriel (age 6) and Carolina (age 2) who were both born at home.


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