the season's beginning

26 weeks with twins. 12 days before crash c-section.

26 weeks with twins. 12 days before crash c-section.

Last night I dreamed my babies were born too soon. They were from another planet. They had acorns for knees, and elastic legs, and didn’t cry. I stared at them and they stared at me with the giant, almond-shaped eyes widely reported by abductees.

They knew everything there is to know.

Then I woke up.

—My journal. April 23, 2007.