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snow baby by Robert Fulkerson
published in Volume 1, Issue 1 on January 15th, 1994

apgar 4 no name hunger mommy the only i know
the only thing i really crave pain more know about me
machine breathe since i can't myself the world fuzzy and
won't focus when i try but fills a round warmness
my eyes and i can only wail long warm and hard
cat like a not a human craving brain floating on fluid
thoughts my clearly won't together come
because they meet don't all time
the brain with these holes mommy i only
weigh pounds and ounces two and six tubes
sucking life pain and pumping into my
blue veins visible to the world desire mommy and
upon me come seizures when cold my body shakes
violently bony blue flailing arms wildly sounds
cutting me razor blades like to make snow angels
need more down screaming and wailing to
put me with my starving
head breathe breathe breathe brea

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