Sweet Roll

E is for Eclairs

I ate an eclair almost every day that I was pregnant

For both pregnancies

The fog blanketed our San Francisco home

Downing hot green tea with the french pastry,

I, a lifelong member of the “Am I Doing Enough?” Club,

was finally relaxed

despite the fact that the budding life

– fueled by choux and cream –

was taxing my stretch pants



*this blog post is part of the alphabiography project













*Dictionary.com word origin for eclair:
1861, from French éclairliterally “lightning,” from Old French esclair“light, daylight, flash of light,” from esclairare “to light up, make shine”(12c.), ultimately from Latin exclarare “light up, illumine,” from ex- “out”(see ex- ) + clarus “clear” (see clear (adj.)).


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