LEAVE A COMMENT EDIT
Because you kept your head close to my heart
as you lay within my belly,
I did not push you from my womb
but had you taken from inside by a stranger's two hands.
You could not fight to avoid the world,
and, for that, came out unbruised.
But there is a wickedness that awaits you,
and though I may wipe away your tears
I will not always be able to exile their cause,
and, now, while you are little more than a babe in arms,
you laugh with ease as I lie awake at night
wishing I could forever have my belly cut to keep you safe.