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by  NinaLara

Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2008
Word Count: 61
Summary: Flash exercise 1 - Bubble

In the still moment before you were born
our midwives told me in quiet voices
of babies born with their sacs intact.

To keep them safe from the sea, they said,
sailors paid good money for
the charm of a bubble that would not burst.

As they spoke, the final wave struck
and launched you
breaking your membrane on the air.