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Sandra McPherson: Birth Mother,

19, sunsuit.

The shadow

.

of the Nehi

covers her

.

navel.  

The orange

.

in black and white

flavors the throat

.

down to the amnion.

Father’s grape

.

forward, corner,

he loved

.

a camera.

I separated soon

.

howled pale

until 

.

we all blushed

exactly

.

nine months

to the giveaway day.   


Copyright 2019 Sandra McPherson.

Joyce Todd, the poet’s birth mother

.

Sandra McPherson is a Professor Emerita at the University of California at Davis. 

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