Because I hold you in my belly where you squirm
Like a baby, your moods
Make me nauseous and your needs
Hook my spine.
I am pregnant with you.
I pour twice as much wine
To satisfy me, though it’s not recommended.
I am walking slower,
My aversions are multiplying.
Like a good host, I try
To only give you nutritious foods,
Drink plenty of water, rest
Often. But I am human,
Sweets and morsels of fat
Find their way to my mouth sometimes.
I want this gestation to last forever,
But false steps bring early labor.
Your red and screaming birth
Could shoot you clear to a free world,
where I will be left alone,
Empty and sore.