We are blessed to forget this curse
of our birth
the mortal shock of resting in our little womb
to suddenly have the walls come tearing open doom
yanked into this room via Caesarean section
knives brought Caesar in to this world
and knives took him out.
How much we all must fear this
life as we are pulled kicking and screaming into it.
Next step death
which we all hope to slip in to in our sleep
cause we didn’t get that luxury at birth
and now with death we play hide-and-seek.
Still, here we are with our eyes open wide
peering in to a darkness we forget we tried.
We are the nightmares of a baby’s first night
drawn from the fantasy
of awaking to light.