Post-Mature Birth

I came out of Mother’s womb five foot ten, weighing 87 pounds. The bed wasn’t big enough for both of us. I lied on the ground while a nurse cut the umbilical cord. The first thing I did was chug a bottle that the nurse put into my mouth. Father came over and pinched my cheeks with both of his hands. He had been holding the classifieds in his hand. Now they were on my chest.

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