labor pains

why is that we hear the screams of women

birthing bambinos into this world

and only

whispers

of the pain endured

when birthing a new self

we do not ask mothers

to muffle their pain

so why do we ask this

of ourselves

grimace

weep

cry out for help

as your labor demands it so

and bask in the period of rest

between each writhing contraction

soon you’ll emerge

soon

Invite me into your sphere.

I'll bring something of substance, every time!

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