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Jeffrey McDaniel

(1967 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Renovating The Womb


Dear Mom, thanks for giving birth to me
and not having an abortion.2% of my time
on Earth has been spent inside your body-
more than all my girlfriends combined.

I enjoyed my time in the uterus, reading
what the previous fetuses had written
on your walls. That's how I learned
to spell. That's how I came out speaking.

Submitted: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Edited: Friday, February 15, 2008

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  • V S (4/4/2008 6:26:00 PM)

    I have to say, I really liked that. It reminded me of something a friend of mine once said. (Report) Reply

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