Saturday, 7 May 2016

Mixed Feelings (May 6, 2016)

On Sunday
May 8th
Canadians and Americans
Celebrate Mother's Day.

A day
Am feeling ambivalent
For various reasons.

The societal pressure
To honour
An abusive parent.

As the department stores
Wind down
Their full court blitz
For Mother's Day.

The only reason
I call her
Is because
That we share.

Nothing more.

A sad sigh
As I see
A young woman
A baby carriage.

That'll never be me
Given my age
Birth genetics
And fear.

I will continue
The cycle of abuse
With my own children
Like my mom
Did to me.

I long
To have
My own child
For whom
I have given birth to.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: This July 2nd, will mark a decade, since I have told my mom, not to expect any children from, to which, she replied; "Already figured that." After I had accidentally outed myself, to her, the previous day. I know, many women will think, I'm crazy, for wanting to experience a mensal cycle, but even after the SRS, I won't feel complete, until it happens.

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