Like the oyster in its shell

Before the piece of sand gets in

To cause it so much pain

And discomfort.

Before a child is born

When a mother is so uncomfortable

Her body stretching

Her mind wandering.

The safety that is held within

Just before the pain

Changes everything.


Am I safe with you

Or will you cause me pain

That will ultimately teach me a lesson

I never wanted to learn?

Ice Maiden