Womb is a word which makes people nervous -
somehow it shocks and disturbs us.
Womb is a word which echoes with blood
and the rawness of pure womanhood.
A womb is the place where we blossom from plankton
to primate, cocooned in the pulse of its sanctum
with colon and bladder for cushions
til we’re birthed in a hot mess of pushing.
We think we are flawless, hewn from ideas
and fresh air, and ‘womb’ is the sound of our fears
that we’re made of pure, visceral fibre -
and we all came out through a vag1na.
6th September 2019
I must protest at not being allowed to refer to part of my own anatomy, even by its proper scientific name. At having to force a "disguised" version of the word to uncensor the part of my body that gave birth to my children. Yes, there are plenty of rude words for it. Vag1na is not one of them. How is it that we are so twisted that we believe our own body parts to be obscene?
Copyright © Nina Parmenter | Year Posted 2019