June 13, 2003

my upstairs neighbors had a beautiful baby girl named nola lee. she has the pinkest lips and cheeks.

i stood over her as she slept. five, maybe ten, minutes passed by without a stretch or a shift from her.

“she laughed earlier,” said her uncle. “no, she didn’t,” laughed his wife. “well, she smiled,” he said. i shot him a knowing glance as if to say, i believe you.

i could have stood there forever, just watching her. just marveling at her preciousness.

when i came back downstairs, rama said i smelled like talcum powder.


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