Sunday, November 15, 2009

30 Ways of Looking at Marumaru South: (15) The Vet

The vet is pregnant and it's freaking her out. She's seen too many breached births and deformities too sleep easy at night.

It's started to wriggle inside her. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly… spider… bird… She can’t wait to have something the size of a cat inside her.

Her husband's supportive. He rubs anti stretch mark gel onto her belly at night. Sometimes he sticks his face to her distended abdomen and talks to the thing.

She thinks of Kim Parata's cat and its eleven kittens. Blind as moles, bald as fingers. The wriggling gets worse.

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