prove it to her that your chemicals work
can you show her that you were worth the pain?
worth that hurt from a painful birth and
the death of the self that a mother endures
and your first breath
and that painful test
and your gross adolescence
and your selfish debt
prove to her that your chemicals work and
the methods and efforts that her child exerts
will be just
and most certainly never pervert
prove it to her
who in this room can prove that they are pure?