The Unpleasant Duties of Motherhood

Mama birds will carry worms
back to the nest in their beaks
so their babies can eat.

Many other animal mothers chew food
and then spit it into the mouths
of their hungry young.

A rabbit mother has to use her foot
to stimulate her baby’s penis so
he can urinate.

My own mother has to
read my poems and then pretend
like nothing is wrong.

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About semiblind

Bringing you stark existentialism since 1981.
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