* Birth-Day

June 14, 1987
The day before …
Cleaning the kitchen
Irritated by the heat
Wanting relief.
Swollen belly, huge boobs
Destroyed career
Trapped.

The day …
Pain beyond relief
Rush of emotion
Delayed cry.
Life changed
My heart
Outside my body.

The day after …
Best job ever
Meghan’s Mommy
Sigh of relief.
I can do this
Because Love
Is always enough.

 

Written for the To Live and Write in Alameda 2019 “Flash Lit February” Challenge 10. We had three days to write a poem or short story (of 500 words or less) or draw a piece of art to the theme “The Day Before” and submit. 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s