by Gwendolyn Brooks
the mother: The Deets Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around the mother? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does the speaker refer to her terminated pregnancies?
Q. How does the speaker describe her yearning for her non-existent children?
Q. How does the speaker describe her abortion?
As a really awesome idea
As a mistake
As an accident
As a crime
Q. How does the speaker describe her non-existent children?
As pulpy orange juice
As damp small pulps
Q. How does the speaker feel about her non-existent children?
She loves them.
She hates them
She find them irritating
The jury's still out