Canto CCXIV

The baby shower games took a strange turn
when we moved onto motherhood charades
and one friend mimed the intense moment when

the woman crouches down for labour, splayed,
with something passing from her body’s centre,
only when knives and forks came into play

did the group shout in unison, “PLACENTA!”

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. peter litton
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 00:30:30

    Grief!!!

    Reply

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