Monthly Archives: April 2013

How I Learned

The waiting room

was cold that day

and the couch, hard.

My roommate dragged

me there.

 

I was called back

and someone checked

my vitals before

asking for confirmation.

My palms were sweaty.

 

The nurse practitioner

asked me a bunch

of questions.

My stomach

burbled a threat.

 

I was given

a cup for a sample.

Washing my hands

in the cold water,

my face was green.

 

If you’re pregnant

would that be a problem?

she asked. Shaking

my head, I took a deep

breath. She heaved a sigh.

 

Smiling, she told

me the news.

 

Yay!