Thursday, January 13, 2011

Half-human

They will not let you forget
What you do not have
When you did not have a child
Despite being married for several years
They bragged
About the travails
Of a young mother
Then pointed out
With a gleeful smile
"You will not understand!"
They did not invite you
To functions felicitating
Expectant mothers
What will they say
Now that I've adopted one
"It's not the same as bearing a child,
You're only a half-mother?"

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