Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Birth Day

You didn’t see them at first.
Like a fruit in cross-section.
Each slice seeded.
One doubly.

Not like last time.
The same grey screen.
Gradients of shape.
A leafy tremble
fluttering inside.

Then your multiple choice question.
And you grasp the answer.
And your world doubles
then doubles again.

And you consider spring
while your doctor ponders autumn.

© David J Costello

Quadruplet boys born in Bristol on 'leap day'
David J. Costello lives in Wallasey, Merseyside, and is co-organiser of local poetry venues “Bards of New Brighton” and “Liver Bards”. David has been widely published and won the 2011 Welsh Poetry Competition.