384 Births

I have heard many things about what it’s like to be a mother.
Some say you lose a part of who you are
and those pieces
illuminate the insides of this new body.

Others say it’s like having a second heartbeat
that walks around outside of you
but you can always hear it’s thud.

If this is the case
I have birthed more entities than I can hold in my arms.
For every time I write something new
the whole in my chest becomes slightly more excavated...

Days pass and I go on lonely,
but then the child of my words
peers over the edge,
smiles at me
and offers my body something for shade.

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