Said the Single Woman to Her Swollen Belly
by Katie Manning

If you are a girl,
I will read you Peter Pan
before you can focus
your eyes. I will not
dress you in pink only.
You can be a princess
and a pirate if you want.
I will sing you lullabies
and rock songs. I promise
never to put you on a leash.
Tell me your secrets
and I will tell you mine.

If I hear Its a Boy!
I promise (Ill try) not to cry.


Return to:

[New] [Archives] [Join] [Contact Us] [Poetry in Motion] [Store] [Staff] [Guidelines]