Let’s Chat About Mother(s) Day

dear beth, (dear me) dear naive sweet-eyed girl of 12 hours ago. i’m so sorry to hear that your Mother(s) Day was… a disappointment. if it’s any consolation, your husband is surely kicking himself square in the balls. and like, you can always “sleep in” when you’re dead. plus, you

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Motherhood (A Poem)

And when you find you have arrived, there will be no applause; No comfort or assurances that you indeed belong. You will not find it right away; Alas! the growth is slow. But once you’re there, you’ll feel the air has lightened undertow. In truth, it is the absences that

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Privy To:

Privy To:   I’ve seen how you sometimes creep solemnly to the bathroom mirror.   Heels brushing the hexagonal tiles, swish swash, like dead leaves atop a hiding place.   I’ve watched as you search your own eyes. (they move so fast.) Almost like a shiver.   Your breath quickens.

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March

March Ten months ago, I had a baby. (Nineteen. months ago, I got pregnant with a baby.) And I recently joked with my husband… And he laughed. Hunched over his dive-bar burger, looking at me with that crinkly-eyed smile in a way that showed his whole heart agreed. And I

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Avenues

  Avenues   Do you feel as i do? The will-be could-be should-be Willbecouldbeshouldbe Wlb. cdb. sdb. (you don’t have to say it) Have I?  Have we? Grown-up? Is this it? Was it supposed to look like.. This?   Sometimes I remember a piece of me. Special bold confident young

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