Authors

David McGlynn

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We have been debating names for weeks, but now we choose one, Hayden, aware it’s a name we might have to bury. I sit on the edge of the bed and think about the vial of amniotic fluid—Katherine’s water—traveling by van to the lab in Milwaukee. I think of its soft amber color, its protective viscosity, its blizzard of DNA, the helix of Hayden’s existence a braid of Katherine’s alleles and mine.

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

prayer narrative

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Creative Writing | Religion

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"Prayer for Amniocentesis" was originally published at On Earth As It Is.

Image by Leah Dankertson.

Prayer for Amniocentesis

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