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*Poem* Ultrasound–the Sole of His Foot
by Kathi Morrison-Taylor

*Poem* Silly
by Maureen Geraghty Rahe

*Poem* Watershed
by Kristin Van Tassel

First Trimester
by Tonya Ward Singer

When Grandmom Died
by Kim Hildebrand Cardoso

Shopping on My Own
by Kim Hildebrand Cardoso

Miscarriage
by Kim Hildebrand Cardoso

Oasis
by Kristin Berger

From Swimming the Mirror
by Brad Buchanan

Baby's First Depression
by Margaret Elysia Garcia


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POETRY

First Trimester
by Tonya Ward Singer

Molasses tired
I heave my eyelids open,
drag heavy legs
towards the pulsing day

commitments flicker, taunt
at a tunnel's distant end
luring me forward
though I'd rather sleep 'till May

I struggle to focus outward
when every cell in my body
draws inward to make
you, a future
swaddled in my flesh

Tonya Ward Singer is a published author with an M.F.A. from Goddard College (2005). Her creative publications include the memoir "A Taste of Home" in the Seal Press anthology Expat: Women's True Tales of Life Abroad (2002) and "By the Book," in the Sunday section of the San Francisco Chronicle (2001). Her poetry has won local awards and been featured in Sonoma County transit buses. She is the mother of a toddler and newborn. Read Tonya's poem "Rooting."