[…] different

birthing a child is
not quite the same
as dropping the kids off at the pool,
yet women get
to understand
both:
unfair!,
when both involve
appreciation
of breath
and how it relaxes
alllllll the passages,
and squatting helps
with both
also

way i see it:

if i can hitch up my skirt
and squat delicately
on the throne
with all my 75kg
of calloused feet and
wait patiently,
breathing and squeezing
only
when i sense my bowels
(with my bowels)
are ready to contract,

then i’m well on the path
to understanding
both
dropping the kids off at the pool
*and*
how to pop out a kid,

though they be
not quite the same
same, but […]

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