the two certainties

the womb and the tomb
birth and death
the commencement of life
and its conclusion
two certainties,
equal in power
only a woman has this strength
it’s why men try to control them
it’s why men are jealous, insecure
for only a woman has the womb
the power to give birth, to create life
the ability to rival death itself

© Rylan Skelly, October 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and I love all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between. I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns. I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse. I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with. And I am a doing being, just like you!

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