Standing there naked for all to stare
Or is it a pleasure to share
The days when before
Your body took a different shape and more.
A way of remembering the time
When pregnancy was progressing just fine
And your body changed as was due
For nine months pregnancy was ending for sure.
Weight distribution fore and aft
Bulges here and there are in the cast
For weight gain was taking place
As within the skin there was a race.
A race to fill the voids and cause expansion
When the skeleton would allow expression
Of the new growing within and about
That was soon to be without.
Those who have had their body cast
Made with strips of adhesive and plaster
Ensuring that a form would be saved
That some would consider depraved.
The cast can be used as decorative bowls
For it reproduces the body as it molds.
Sand them and paint them if you like
Art work that is unique to the mother’s tike
Hang them on the wall to exclaim
Look at me in my nine-month’s frame (fame).
Put baby blankets in the cavity
A place for cats to snuggle infamy
Or baby toys and stuffed animals there placed
Whatever, moves you to view the displaced.
But understand each is unique as they stand
A testimony to the delight of man (woman).
Ancient Paths in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho makes plaster cast of a women’s bulging belly at nine months to remember the shape that nature takes during pregnancy. Naples Daily News,11/28/2917
Copyright © Joe Wortham | Year Posted 2017
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