each pill guts out your insides//

each swallow// each nudging

down the nook of your throat

is how a flower withers in your womb.

five pills// five years// five men

& your intestines shudder//

the weight of love & loss

spins you// fills the vacuum

in your womb.

Chinasa Ezeh studies English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka. She grew up in Onitsha, Anambra state. She is a critic; a judge in the literary tradition. She goes philosophical in thought and loves poetry more, following its literariness and metaphorical strings. She is the CEO of Chef Imma cakes and cuisine.