Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Junipe
The lyrics allude to things my daughter has never experienced: Rain falling on her skin. A dog barking in the distance, the call of an ice cream truck on an empty street. The ticking of a clock on a wall. Night, giving way to morning.