a simple fall.
it's a baby, around
7 months along.
she tumbles, onto her head,
from her highchair -
she wasn't strapped in.
for a moment, it looks like
everything will be fine.
and then her cheeks tinge green
and her blue, blue eyes roll back
and she has a seizure -
her small body wracked with it.
the ambulance shrieks down the street,
red lights flashing against brick houses,
and baby - well, she nearly dies.
(death would not come for her this young, though.
death will come for her later. he is patient.
he will wait until it is time.)