Pagosa Springs Artists

What Every Newborn Knows


Every newborn
knows this:
all a baby
has to do
is to suck
in order to live.

Craning neck,
pulling hands,
clasping fingers,
rolling body
find their way
to a nipple,
know what to do
with it, if one
to be near.



first published in Ostentatious Mind

©2002 Bonnie Manion


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