2020-07-13T21:53:08-07:00May 10th, 2012|Parenthood|

A manifesto for motherhood

Don’t worry that he refuses to crawl
or eat anything but bananas and bread

don’t worry about whether you read the right book
or got any of it
on video

don’t worry about his kindergarten teacher
or if he’ll always be shy

love him with vigor
love yourself just as much

don’t let anxiety
wrench your spirit shut

he chose you

your job is to be seen
so dig for your truth
and show it to him
tender and unpolished

don’t use the phrase book of anyone else

call him a tuba rumple
make up dance routines
have baths at noon

be late sometimes
just the two of you
because the sky was blue
and the wind was just right
for kites.

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