Sheryl Nelms

we sit at our desks
all day thinking
of her

feel the pains

when her husband
calls in the
morning

he says
“She is dilated to a 7”

at lunch
“Now an 8”

at closing time
“It’s a 10 and the head
is coming thru!”

the whole building
is pushing

two hundred and forty-one women

shoved
that baby
into the world

today

 
 
 

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