I smile at the bruises
up and down my legs
dull brown and tender.
You came from inside of me
they lifted you up, out, above
until your face rose above the curtain
and I saw the softness of your cheeks
the person of you.
They removed your body from mine
your legs white, feet turned inward
casts, braces, surgeries.
They stitched me back together
my heart and body pressed and pulled
to see your face
to keep you inside me forever