And What About the Children

Audre Lorde

Now we've made a child.
And the dire predictions
Have changed into wild
Yet the negatives
Are still waiting
While the relatives
Keep Right On
Touching ...
(and how much curl
is right for a girl?)

But if he's said-
At some future date-
To have a head
That's put on straight
My son won't care
About his

Nor give a damn
Whose wife I am.

Last updated December 22, 2022