Mother America By Cassie Premo Steele

Mother America

When a woman
Is about to give birth

She can ask for an epidural
When the pain gets worse

When a parent
Gets a text in the day

Saying What should I do
Do I hide or run away

Every baby comes from inside
The call is coming from the house

Maybe there should be a wall
Around us after all

Because if all we are is numb
No one should come here anyway

By Cassie Premo Steele


Cassie Premo Steele is a poet, novelist, and TEDx speaker. She has published 6 books of poetry and has been nominated 6 times for the Pushcart Prize. Her most recent book is The ReSisters, a #1 bestselling LGBT YA novel. She lives with her wife, dog and chickens in South Carolina.

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