When

When we are babies

We are swaddled in diapers,

Wiped and powdered and soft tushes kissed.

Then again, when we are old,

Mattering if you are a guy or a girl,

Either we can’t pee

Or we can’t stop peeing,

And must be swaddled

Again. This time no sweet powders and

No kisses.

© Susan Lynn Gesmer, When, 2008

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