Your father subdues any effort
your mother tries to make to keep you alive.
He’s a typical dominating male
from a narrow- minded patriarchal family.
He won’t let you live.
But you aren’t even born yet.
You think you’re safe
inside your mother’s thick belly.
Your mother knows you’re not.
He won’t let you step out into this world.
Because he’s not what you expected.
You’re not the one he desires.
He won’t tolerate you for 9 long months.
Because he wants a boy.
And that’s where everything changes.