Baby Girl Found
He found her wrapped in a brown towel Beside the highway department dumpster. She was so cold she was blue, so new her umbilical stump still drooped softly from her belly like the limp stem of some fantastic fruit. He picked her up in his huge gloved highway department hands and carried her to his truck. Inside the cab he turned on the light, peeled the damp towel from her body and held her under the blast of the truck heater. Giant midwife bent over her in the frozen morning, He watched for the smallest sign. It was her second birth. Francette Cerulli