L. K. Thayer

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Umbilical Cord - Poem by L. K. Thayer

I am the closest one
to my mother
but I moved
the furthest away
the soonest
I know why now
I was too attached

I think they forgot to cut
the umbilical cord
maybe I should go back
and ask them if they could remove it
it gets in the way
it would just take a second
just one snip

I feel her pain too much
in my center
at the core of me
when she's sad, I'm sad
I try to cheer her up
she says I am the only one
who makes her laugh
it's my job, it's up to me and
I take making her laugh
very serious

my brother and sister
seem to have no problem
maybe different doctors
delivered us
they both made babies
one has two, the other, three

I had a choice
I didn't keep it
I know
that I would have been
too attached

the cord would have
strangled me

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, May 2, 2011

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