Birth Matters

Alphabet Birth

By Bonnie Weinberg Cowan 10/91

(just to give you perspective, I wrote this one month after my third anniversary of my c/section.  I got pregnant with #2 on or around the writing of this).

Also a note from the poet.  (This was written before the days of computers.  And I used Capital letters throughout the poem.  Read it out loud. Its interesting.)

Alphabet Birth

ABCDEFG
C-SEC
VBAC
What do these letters mean?
If once a section NO LONGER
means
ALWAYS a C.
Why is a VBAC a
VB..AC..AC..AC
?
HEAL Scar HEAL
Close the door of that birth.
Quit reminding me
No failure
No old doors
No scar rupture
No scar rupture
VBAC..C..C..C..c
Again and Again
I WILL
Birth
Birth
B..B..B..
prove to you.
I will prove to me.
My body works.
Just let me B.
I want to B.
VB.