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Declaration of Sentiments
My husband and I have an only child. I’d love to have more, but we can’t because of secondary infertility. This has been unbelievably sad for us, but we’re trying to accept it and find ways to be happy with our family the way it is.
Unfortunately the people around us are pouring salt into the wound with thoughtless and insensitive comments.
I know it’s hormones. I know it’s sleep deprivation. I know it’s not rational. I know I should get a handle on myself.
Every good book can be an occasion for discovery—and the same might be said even for many of the rotten ones.
Dizzy humid, punctured and wet
grown into my body then from it.
But the self returns, returns again
changed like exploded light-bulbs
or rosebush after tornado.
Suzanne Kamata, Literary Mama’s Fiction Co-Editor, resides and writes in Japan. She is the author of a new novel, Gadget Girl, among many other notable works, including Losing Kei, the forthcoming Screaming Divas, and anthologies focused on raising multicultural children and children with special needs. Kamata’s prolific, diverse writing has garnered many accolades, including several nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Gadget Girl was named the YA winner at the 2013 Paris Book Festival.
But what happens to our agency when the pregnant body is defined as “risky”? When women’s bodies require extensive monitoring and treatment?