You can take her face in all at once and give it back
her pink cheeks brown specks wide eyes nice teeth.
This is the face of the face
the daughter of a mother
like she was copied from a textbook
with all the important parts kept.
Her baby listens or hears the world outside
but can’t move save for
deep sea diving.
From the world unseen to the world outside
the doctor’s office is white and washed
ready for the seed of the seed the branch of the willow tree
ready to paint these walls every shade of the living.
Jiordan Castle is a writer from New York living and working in San Francisco. Her work has appeared elsewhere in print and online. She gets personal at nomoreundead.tumblr.com and can be tweeted @jiordancastle.