birth control

Mama screamed

way more than she ever smiled…

unless a guy

(or lots of alcohol)

was around,

or unless she was sleeping.

I never wanted

to be miserable

like Mama

so when I was 13,

she took me for my first abortion.


21 thoughts on “birth control

  1. You’ve managed a very powerful ending. Writing down these emotions in mere 42 words was sonnot easy, Im sure! You’ve done a terrific job!

  2. Sad that the narrator acknowledges that her birth is responsible for her mother’s depression. I know these situations occur, but confronting the truth of it hurts.

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