Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Half of Infinity


Once I saw two
ropes turning.

I couldn't see the ocean
ends. I watched

them slowly come back
to themselves. A friend

swam with dolphins
at five months. A pup

close to her belly. The guide
said, He hears the second

heartbeat; he doesn't understand
how this can be.
Nor me. Nor me.

Deborah Bacharach’s work has appeared online in The 2River View, Blood Orange Review, Plop! Review, and Rattle. You can also find her work in New Letters, The Antigonish Review, Cimarron Review, and Calyx, among many others. She lives in Seattle with her partner and two children. Please visit her website for more information.

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