Melissa Joplin Higley – Poetry

Melissa Joplin Higley   A Mother’s Lament He knew her as the beginning. A union of bodies divided into another, then replicated exponentially; he grew inside her. Soon, his heartbeat patterned hers. He came to know her murmurs and sighs, shortened and breathy. He heard small voices: outside—a brother, a sister—chanting bits of nursery rhymes, … Continue reading Melissa Joplin Higley – Poetry