The Mother gave birth
To three daughters
None of whom
Would ever bore another.
Two of the daughters –
The eldest and the youngest
No longer carry their uterus.
The one, reluctant to wake from Anesthesia’s deep slumber.
The other, she almost did not recover.
The only daughter with all organs intact,
Chose to walk a childless path.
for the end of the family line.
No legacy, only perceived decline.
“Why”” she asks, wailing at her Fate.
make a horrendous mistake?”