A Mothers Love

She expelled me
With great relief
On lookers say
With pride and joy
That says more
Of them
Than her
Her joy
Was my expulsion
Her pride
She had them fooled
But I swam in
Her Artic waters
I knew her rage
I kept my balls
Locked from her
Castrating gaze
Our love was best
At a distance
Silence, our language
Of choice
The years ground
Ground us down
The perfume
Of her depression
Clung to my being
And long before
Her leaving
I left for my
Survival.  Our parasitic
Relationship severed
I was the son
She did not want
She the mother

I did not need

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