they didn’t tell the new mom

how did they miss

to tell her this one thing

that the distance between

her child bearing hips

would qualify as the abyss

of relentless accusations

of letting herself go and be

as undesirable as they claim she is

they’ve should sent honest speech

in tones unhidden

without codes and secrets

that the stretch of her bosom

that nurtures and feeds

would be a mat to wipe off jokes

about how undesirable they are to see

they should’ve said in simple terms

that this body of hers

in its shifts to accommodate

these gestational miracles

would be a playground of derisions

perhaps they should’ve clarified

that to tear the stitches of her back

to loosen her bones

to retch and heave

would be so offensive

then maybe she’d have

left it all untouched, unused

then all these bastards

with their louds mouths

wouldn’t have been born

in the first place

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Nthepa

Autodidact & Bibliophile

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