Arts & Culture

Abortion Poem #1

By Jacqueline Jackson

my foster-aunt, 15, hid her pregnancy from my grandparents; my mother helped deliver the child at home I have told the story in my book but not all my aunt eventually married the father he had a scut job on county roads she cooked for the crew she got pg again you couldn't buy birth control she again didn't tell parents it was the start of the great depression no social security no aca no cash for another child she aborted herself in that time-honored way a coat hanger got septicemia nearly died could never have another child I grew up with her son my foster-cousin he was killed in korea 2020 Jacqueline Jackson...

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