she doesn't do well with absolutes...

they told her when I was born
you need to prepare yourself
her hips aren't formed
your daughter's never going to walk

she listened respectfully
a little sad & a lot afraid
then took me home & for the second time in her life...
...flexed her titanium spine
if you knew my mother the way I do
you'd know how rarely that happens
she's usually very compliant
keeps her head down...quietly toeing the line
but she heard his words & decided to ignore them
registered their meaning
saying to herself...
never, me
defiantly doing her own thing
when she took me to the doctor 2 months later
...he was shocked
what did you do to this child
it's like nothing was ever wrong

and she looked him dead in the eye
I did what I had to do
I'm her mother

I don't know where she found the courage
or acquired the knowledge
but I'm eternally grateful
8 months later this baby girl took her very first steps
been moving like a wild thing ever since
which to me...seems a far cry from never
don't tell my timid little mother no
you just might find yourself on the losing end of a fighting stick
she's a force to be reckoned with...
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