They took a photograph soon after the birth.
My Mom and Dad lying in a hospital bed,
a purple swollen fleshy thing enmeshed
in a blue blanket in between their bodies.
A baby looks exactly like every other baby
looks like me nothing like me.
If I could see its eyes
I would know would know
Me? Purple pod has its eyes closed.
I find it hard to read myself into the scene.
Like trying to relate to Mona.