Kim Schilling

Rookie (1967 / Illinois)

Mother And Me - Poem by Kim Schilling

I cannot see
But hear your voice
Muffled by warm fluid
Surrounding me defenseless
Filling our shared hollow.

Talk to me!
Do you not know I’m here?
Touch your belly
He knows
He has felt me kick.

Denying the change
Bouncing fluidly
As you run and play
Other girls giggling
Blind to your secret.

So young
So naïve
Unknowingly giving life
To someone for years and years
You will not know.

Growing inside you
Waiting for the day
To look into Mother’s warm eyes
You hold me once
And leave me behind.

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  • Fay Slimm (8/18/2008 3:44:00 PM)

    Kim you have masterly ability, and carry the reader along in the anguish you write as the last line uncovers the outcome in poignant brevity. Well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 5, 2008

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