Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Waiting

The baby is due today, but there's no sign of it yet except that Odi is super-energised. She sent us back to the little African shop in Newton Heath to buy what we described to the shopwoman as "that soil that Cameroonian women eat when they're pregnant". It comes in chunks like home-made toffee- only it's grey. I don't know quite what it is but I'm going to guess volcanic mud. I nibbled a corner. It has a very strong mineral taste.
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