A friend told me that when her daughter was born

She couldn't stop shivering

A nurse told her it was normal

That her body needed to adjust to being without a baby inside of her

"It's just your body's way of missing something"


I've been shivering for days


I can't remember when I started 

I only know I can't seem to stop


I pass it off as being cold

Or maybe I'm getting sick


But I don't know what worries me more

That my body is telling me that I've lost something

Or that I'm too tired to care what it is