Poems of the Week

Generously Endowed

by Marshall Begel

“Woman [with hyperlactation syndrome] sets world record for largest individual breast milk donation”
Scripps News

Some heroes fight fires or safeguard the law,
But this one employs a maternity bra.

When faced with the prospect of hyperlactation,
She pledged that her excess would go for donation!

Her time and convenience were never an issue,
And neither were aches in her mammary tissue.

For she knew the need and that giving a lot’ll
Sustain countless babies who still take a bottle.

She filled up containers, from tumbler to liter,
And broke the world record—no woman could beat her!

And now she is done and can hang up her pump—
Until she starts showing her next baby bump!