Happy Mother's Day

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I watch you


In the car seat

 ready to pounce 

As soon as you wake. 

It's 10 pm

I could be sleeping

But trolling an ex's Facebook page

Or envying happily married couples 

Is all that I want to do. 

And sleep.

I want to

crawl into the car seat next to you

And soothe you

Before the first cry




Goddess mama

Every night I dream of 


And pray no screaming

I wonder how on earth anyone

Could ever resent or even hate

Their mother.


If your mother

Split herself open

And then nurtured you

Even a little 

She did more than

Most will ever do for you

So at least get her some flowers

Or a goddamn box of chocolates.