Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood

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Trickster, master
of coils and passages,
night swimmer of concentrated
currents; climber of memory,
keeper of filaments,
of everyday accidents;
little squeezer
of time--
the world
a cord you played
in your grasp:
you drove rhythms,
scared doctors,
confounded machines
meant to monitor

your vitals--
This was your original mischief:

your heartbeat
your heartbeat
your heartbeat

Emily Morelli recently received an MFA from the University of New Mexico and lives in Albuquerque with her family. She has work forthcoming in the spring 2011 edition of the journal Tuesday: An Art Project.

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Love the steadily beating heart at the end.
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