Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Baby Brief

By Jennifer Wilson

I look at her and I think, 'you could conquer the world', and then I have to tell myself, 'it is not about conquering'. But she could. If anyone could, she could. And she holds her hand up, palm flat against my image and says, 'no', and I am rejected and proud, knocked down and grateful all at once. He hugs me and laughs and I am his. My heart opens up to his gaze and simply spills over. 'You could break so many hearts' I think, and then I tell myself that it is not about breaking hearts. But he could. If anyone could, he could. And he grins at me and I let my own heart break open into pieces.

Writer Jennifer Wilson is mother of two 26-month old twins. She lives in Pennsylvania. Her first novel is called "Witch."

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