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Shopping on My Own
by Kim Hildebrand Cardoso

I select 16 oz of garbanzos,
42 small diapers,
four boxes of our favorite
cereal.

I can't stop staring
at one pale tomatillo-
its papery skin removed.

All 12 pounds of my little daughter
are home.

Kim Hildebrand Cardoso is a midwife and artist-writer whose poems have appeared in Literary Mama, Swink, and Potomac Review. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she now calls Oakland, California home. She lives with her Brazilian husband, their two small kids, and a big dog in a house near a lake where she cooks soup, builds community, and tries to keep up her blog call me zari. She is a 2008 mamazine MAMA FOCUS photo contest winner.