Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Breech

She'd rather be hit in the gut by
a bowling ball than endure the labor
pains that crept up in the night like a
black bear. The doctor said to
cancel all plans for a natural child-
birth, the baby was a Buddha planted
on her seat, breech and budge
LESS it wasn't worth the risk; but
she worked her elastic squeeze
ball during the C-section anyway.

@laurie kolp


Prompt inspirations: 3WW (cancel, elastic, labor); Poetic Asides (risk poem)

12 comments:

Jinksy said...

I was told my daughter was in the breech position, but at seven months, my stomach moved into a horizontal position one day, and the next, daughter stood obligingly on her head! Love your writing here :)

Rick D.Stokes said...

Very effective. I especially like: "pains that crept up in the night like a black bear."

Sheilagh Lee said...

truly descriptive piece and very accurate.

jaerose said...

Ouch..I am thinking it might take more than a squeeze ball..I have not experienced child birth but can empathise..especially after this description..bracing and breeching..Jae

Mama Zen said...

Yikes! Good one, Laurie!

Angel said...

Breech births must run in my family. I came out bottom first and my son did as well.

Brian Miller said...

ugh...gives me flash backs to my first childs birth which was a nightmare....not him...just getting him here...smiles...

oldegg said...

Thanks for this post. It reminded me to be thankful to all women that they do this important job after our pathetic contribution. We owe you!

Mary Mansfield said...

This poem was vivid enough to give me labor pain flashbacks! Great job, Laurie.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The word elastic seems to inspire thoughts of child-birth. But it's not THAT elastic!

Shauna said...

Well-written and amusing.

christopher said...

Perfect little vignette!