Giving Birth to a Blood Orange

blood orange

Though my uterus will always ask why you looked so abnormal, rolling out onto the kitchen table, I will never doubt the orange that was derived from my own skin concealing red segments run through with white veins. That’s a little bit of me that the world didn’t see coming, but a bit of me that I recognised all the same. I don’t have the guts to place you in the fruitbowl, but I know a place where you can live under my pillow.

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