POETRY: Baby Blues by Rowena

Writer and spoken word artist Rowena shares ‘Baby Blues’, one of two of her spoken word pieces in a series, with this one containing themes of postpartum depression.

I curse the person who coined the term ‘baby blues’,

‘Til I’m baby-blue in the face.

A cute little phrase for the cute little women

Who grieve for no one’s death.

Bless her, she must have baby blues!

Fetch a tissue and a biscuit, that’ll do.

Soothe baby blues with a slice of cake – 

It’s only hormones, baby blues.

Such a dismissive, patronising term

For the relentless ache

Of feeling like someone’s died

Combined with the ironic guilt

Of being very much aware

That someone’s just been born.

Photo by Nynne Schrøder on Unsplash

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