She wrapped her arms around her cracked wounds
She tried washing away her bruises
Poured salt into the pain
Stirred her womb into birthing the flame
She shed her breath in fear of her own death
She forced her children to stop clawing at her seams
"Please listen to your mother. I'm not feeling too well"
Her children danced around her, joyously mocking her scream
"One day you'll see, because this world would simply be nothing without me."