Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood

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Rolling up my shirt, I search for the marks
you'll leave behind,
tattered cobwebs.

My navel has stretched
into a cavernous hole,
a cubby you'll later tuck Cheetos
and pennies in while I sleep.

I push my skin together,
trying to close the gap.
I restore my small slit
of a belly button. A temporary fix.
You kick, protesting from the inside out.

Jennifer Lowers Warren currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and their daughter, Railey. Her poetry is scheduled for publication in Issue #23 of Nerve Cowboy.

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