Poetics of Motherhood
Because I am a mother and it is such a part of all that I do, I wanted to share a poem that was inspired by the moments of motherhood. This poem is a collaboration between myself and my friend Dawn, but is mostly hers. Neither of us claim to be poets. This is not a sweetened image of motherhood so if you are looking for Hallmark, go no further. It is however a little slice of reality. And even unsweetened, we love being mothers. Even when it overwhelms us.
Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your weekends.
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