The Problem with Pregnancy

The problem

you see

with pregnancy

isn’t so much

the growing baby


trying to sit

or to stand

or to lay

whilst hefting a lump

that you can’t put away

that stays


exactly midway.

Β©2021 Chel Owens

33 thoughts on “The Problem with Pregnancy

  1. Cleverly shownβ€”something we men will never entirely understand. A lump that grows. This feels like the moment I should insert a clip from The Mummy, “It’s alive!”

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  2. Parasitic? LOL. What a way to describe the lump. Great poem, Chel, and I liked the format. I felt like I was rolling from side to side. Fortunately, pregnancy comes to an end before the next phase of exhaustion sets in.

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