Ode to My Tummy
Oh sweet softness, you are the cuddle
When my media-conditioned mind doubts your power,
Your jiggles are met with toddler kisses and you bless us with giggles
Oh sweet softness, you are the proof
When there are second-thoughts about whether or not I was the one,
Your stretched loveliness reminds me of my life-making capacity
Oh sweet softness, you are the truth
When the deception of Revlon and Photoshop seek to make me sleepy
Your round, motherly droop reminds me of what mom bodies are really like
Oh sweet softness, I'll say it again so that you can hear me.
I'll say it as many times as you need.
"I love you."