Thank you, Dennett! Odd thing — as with a certain number of my poems, I had no clue where the inspiration for this one came from. I have had “twilight dreams,” but this was not one of them. So okay, whatever, strange mind, mysterious ways, yada yada. Then one of our nieces emailed the extended family yesterday that she and her husband (who have been trying with IVF, and had one miscarriage) announced that they were expecting a girl in October! Happy faces all around!

Then this morning they emailed the ultrasound of their daughter. You know ultrasounds, right? Black background. Fuzzy white images. Almost like white smoke on black air…

Don’t tell Ann Litts, she’ll think it’s a cosmic sign or something… 😉

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