Thursday, 27 January 2011

Yikes

It starts in the pit of the stomach and wells up in the throat, branches to grasp and echo in the back teeth on both sides, closely cups the head and comes pinching and pulling together at the crown. A forceps birth: I name her anxiety.

Today's small stone.

3 comments:

Fire Bird said...

yikes indeed. i like that i don't entirely understand this. like a sculpture or something...

marja-leena said...

Wow, and ow - this powerful.

Melinda said...

Sometimes my young son gets so anxious it makes his "head and tummy hurt". I wonder if this is what he experiences? It's very visceral. Ow! indeed.