2012-05-09T00:01:48-07:00May 9th, 2012|Parenthood|

The opposite of you can do everything

Mother is a verb
that looks like an octopus

driving with a knee
while feeding blueberries
into the backseat

picking lentil burger out of the carpet
in a skirt
at a dinner party

starting a book at the end
even though it goes against the very skin of you
just so he can point out
the moon

this is the steady march of doing
that comes with the job

but mother is also a noun
that looks like silence

when your baby is born
the room left inside you
fills up with it

if you close your eyes
you will know it

it is the opposite
of you can do everything

it is just you
your breath
and awe.

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