mother nature

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i grew in your womb for 9 months,

feeding off your energy, sharing your blood, absorbing your power

i gave you back pain and morning sickness

additional stretch marks and fatigue

a cocoon of minerals and vitamins, i nestled inside of you

you birthed me on the twelfth of January

i was a large baby

throughout the years you continued to provide

feeding off your energy, sharing your blood, absorbing your power

i grew taller than you quickly and bigger too

i gave you grief with new tattoos and new piercings and new boys

we shouted and we argued and you shouted and i argued back

then you fell ill

you were ill once before but i was too young to remember

now i was old enough to know that you were seriously sick

and years went by and i thought it would be okay because

you were a cocoon of minerals and vitamins who had birthed 6 more before

it kept on spreading

we would joke that you were bionic

one lung, one kidney, one titanium arm

it kept on spreading

you kept on fighting

i helped you when you couldn’t stand

when you couldn’t drink water

when you could no longer use the toilet

when you needed to roll over on to your side

when you could no longer eat

i was thinking about baking a cake when they told me to come upstairs

my cocoon of vitamins and minerals,

the woman who birthed me

the woman who raised me

now you are mother nature

mother nature

mother nature

 

 

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