Monday, June 28, 2010

Who Doesen't Know this?

The baby slept in the bed of a pickup. The bed of a pickup is not a safe place for a baby to sleep. Who doesn't know this? The bed of a pickup is open to meteors, child snatchers, chronic low grade fevers, other things involving robbed potential. The bed of a pickup is most often used for transporting dirt. What happened is this: a 2x4 fell from the site of exploding construction. I don't know if it was the angel Gabriel or the hands of God reaching from the womb of light into the place of the crime that steered the board across the sleeping baby. But the 2x4 landed in such a way as to protect her head along with her inexplicable body. Thankfully, my lack of knowledge didn't alter the mercy. As the debris cascaded through space, tearing up the blowing dunes, creating a storm to sand the eyes, the baby slept until the storm passed.

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