artwork: ralph murre
HOME PREGNANCY TEST
by Shoshauna Shy
Plastic tube far stronger
than bone, and so won’t shatter.
Not even after 300+ acts
of intercourse, two intra-uterine
inseminations, a hysteroscopy,
a year of yoga with visualizations,
four spa get-aways, five baby showers,
one younger sister expecting twins,
marital severance last night
threatened, now this good swing
of a hammer.
~ first published in Milk Sugar Literary Journal