I Can’t Decide if I Want a Second Child, So I Wait for the Universe to Send Me a Sign
out of nowhere
my four-year-old says he wants a baby
“a little sister” he adds
and I go silent
the only sound is the scream of
cicadas lining every tree branch
Claire Taylor (she/her) is a writer in Baltimore, MD. Her micro-chapbook, A History of Rats, is forthcoming from Ghost City Press. You can find Claire online at clairemtaylor.com and Twitter @ClaireM_Taylor.