Of all sources, this one spoke to me with dignity and a bit of whimsy!


Fetal feeding
Umbilical cord
Source of nutrition
and of comfort

Baby born
Cord falls away and
a belly button is created
Innie or outie

Great for gazing
when depressed
Fun to fill with chocolate syrup
during sex

When you’re young
It is quite round
During pregancy
It disappears along with your waistline

When you’re old
It inverts from years of living
and frowns at you (
from the dreaded mirror

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil