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2020-03-01T17:41:51-05:00March 1st, 2020|Parenthood|

A dangerous mix

He wants to know if I will fall asleep with him
and I tell him again
that I will if he is quiet
but he asks again

just tell me, mama, will you

and it would be easy to say yes
but it has been an hour
and I am now a dangerous mix
of tired and angry

I try to think of something I am grateful for
but everything seems far away
those remnants of a kinder me
and this child I know I love
but who is now the enemy

my adulthood has slipped off me like a coat
and I am now a child like him
refusing to move
buried in my fury

knowing it will feel bad later
but reveling for now
in the roar.

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