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Writing 201: Poetry, Day One — Water, Haiku, Simile

Retention

Puffed and indented
As firm as long-set aspic
I will pee for days

My first thought after writing this (and looking at others’ work!) is that it’s kind of ugly. My second thought is that that’s okay.┬áIn the thick of the third trimester, things are ugly and somewhat comical, but oddly fascinating, and I think that this perfectly sums it up.