The Inexorable Biology of Pregnancy

They compare the embryo
to a grain of rice
an apple seed
a raspberry
a grape

The embryo is a fruit
Do you want to eat it?
No, you want to grow it
until it is as a big as a watermelon
or a breadbox
or a baby

Jessy Randall

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