His tiny head
fills the crook
of my arm.
My eyes search for familial
I see a few.
My husband
of three months
looks on with satisfaction,
knowing this time I
will be included in the details
and known as this baby's

Nancy Jo Allen was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and now lives in Columbia, Missouri, with her husband Terry and their pup Jayden. Her poetry collections, Wrinkles in Time and in Love, and Wild and Tame are available through Kelsay Books and Amazon.

You can see more of her work in 9.4 and 9.4 and 8.4 and 8.4 and 4.2 and The Pocket Poems Anthology

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