|Fetally curled and
sucking my thumb,
making believe it was mint chewing gum,
I was content beyond all belief.
But, all of a sudden, I
shrieked Good grief!
as I began to move and make my way
from the darkness to the light of day.
couldnt move anymore,
as if Id hit a rock, solid door
which was closed and locked
so from the goal, Id be blocked.
Finally, the door
began to move,
opening up a narrow groove
through which I couldnt pass
because of my ample body mass.
Then I saw it inch
a forceps which would pull me free.
No, I cried, Im
not a tooth.
Im a baby; its the gospel
But no one listened
to what I said,
and I was dragged out very hard instead
to be born an only child, sibling free
into a world I thought was just about me.
But then some
character gave me a slap,
so I let him know I didnt like that
Then between my legs he grabbed a part,
and I thought he was cutting out my heart,
but it was what I think they call
the very deepest cut of all.
Oblivious to this
in which Im still lost in a haze,
I look back to those halcyon days
when I was fetally curled in a daze.