CHILDFREE

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To My Friend Who Chooses To Be Childfree

I asked you the question I wasn't supposed to, and the discomfort of your expression, the abrupt pause in the flowing chitter-chatter was just too evident. The meeting ended in a whirl after that and we quickly parted ways, unable to cope with the uncomfortable silence. And as I hugged you tight one last time before we turned to say goodbye I wanted to whisper in your ear: It's OK.