Wasted Potential by Maram Abdullatif

Wasted Potential

A pain in my lower right abdomen,

Just behind the hip bone,

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Art by @menstruagram_artist

Every so often throughout the day

Reminding me that I am a woman.

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Art by @iku_idea

Alerting me of the fluid surrounding the egg

That just burst out of its follicle.

The egg, 

Optimistic, 

I feel it now,

Sitting in my Fallopian tube,

Patiently waiting to be fertilized.

How I pity it.

The egg, optimistic, still,

Will slide into my uterus,

Attach itself there,

Plant itself,

For several days,

Waiting to grow,

To create more life.

Only to be torn painfully,

Vengefully,

And discarded slowly.