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Mammals' Motherhood

written for Tymon and Gracie - just before Ranin's birth

Oct 15, 1990

Pregant, attempting a nap,
groggy as a hibernating bear,
My cubs tumble over me.
Diapered bottoms roll across my face.
I resist only the worst of it,
with an occasional cuff or a growl.
Mostly, I'm laughing too.

I glimpse their chubby faces through slits
as they dive and wrestle.
Waiting for my third birth,
I feel linked to other mammals' motherhood.

I groan and grin,
receiving their little leaping bodies
how a mother leopard survives a litter.

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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