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Evelyn July 13, 2012

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Evelyn is two weeks old today, which is ten days older than expected.

I first saw her at the yard sale, sleeping snugly slung to her mother. The next day, I saw her asleep in her crib. She awoke, but her eyes didn’t open.

She joins the ease of little girls who surround me here: Emily, Edith, and Eugenia. Evelyn.

They light up the summer like fireflies.

But their emphatic, exquisite, energetic charm must be ephemeral, like mayflies. Mustn’t it?

Drink deeply.


1. Mali - July 14, 2012

I love all those little girl E names.

Beautifully written of course – maybe you’ve got your mojo back?

2. Fran - July 14, 2012


3. Helen - July 14, 2012

This is exquisite. And thankfully your writing charms are not ephemeral.

4. bridgett - July 16, 2012

Nice. I love spates of girls. And boys. And names.

5. Dona - July 21, 2012


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