Jessy Randall

The Feeling of the Baby

The baby does not kick like a boy or dance like a girl.
It is its own thing. It is more like
an ocean, or a house. It has
no gender except in German.
Even in German it is a das, an es
not female or male, not yet. A thing.

The baby turns, dives, rolls, sings.
It sings into the water.
No one can hear it, not even itself.