Part I: Dear Mother
Dear Mother, have you heard of the epidemic
running rampant among those who would be infants?
They’re being wiped out! It’s political big business
and it breaks my heart to be a witness,
to this evil, this genocide.
Mom, I thank you, for this life you’ve blessed
that you wanted me, you loved me, no selfishness.
You made the right, what some call a choice.
And though it wasn’t truly yours to grant
you gave me, your son, a fighting chance.