he will wake in the middle of the night. you will want
to hold him. or not. your decision based on the outcome
you can handle. fetal position can make a man seem
small. harmless. like the child your womb won't carry. cradle
him then. reassure with sour breast. the moan in your throat.
expect to be bitten. blunt teeth leave bruises. can dent
your bones. you'll have to learn to walk upright again.
with your spine disintegrating. be his mother.