On South Congress in Austin, TX, I found a quirky little picture of a baby all gussied up and posed in a birdbath. The fact that I didn't buy it for a buck fifty is literally killing me. So, please accept this picture of a toddler sitting on a birdbath in its place. He's pretty cute too. (From Alaska Vintage on Etsy)

On South Congress in Austin, TX, I found a quirky little picture of a baby all gussied up and posed in a birdbath. The fact that I didn't buy it for a buck fifty is literally killing me. So, please accept this picture of a toddler sitting on a birdbath in its place. He's pretty cute too. (From Alaska Vintage on Etsy)

BABY IN THE BIRDBATH

She posed me on the concrete pedestal

Brimming with vines 

Their leaves like tongues, tasting

One inch, and I would tumble 

Into the dandelion puffs, gone brown in the blister of summer 

 

She had a camera on her neck 

Cooing to make me smile 

In my diaper, fluffy as Wonder Bread

Her plastic pearls catching light 

 

She pinched my cheeks for lack of rouge 

And framed me like a prize 

Right in the center 

Her left thumb on the edge of the image, blurred 

 

But I can see the whorls 

And it’s enough to make me ache 

To turn the view 

Ninety degrees 

Just to remember what she looked like in the sun