2020-03-05T22:38:00-08:00March 5th, 2020|Parenthood|

Her six-word memoir

Her life is a million strands of fuzz
that I keep trying to read
like a book

hoping it will tell me straightforward things
like is she resilient enough
am I a good mom
and what about gluten for god’s sake

but I know that her real story
is not made of material as thin as words

it is its own universe playing out on the stage
of her heart and mine

and I try to trust the unbearable invisibility of it all
but when she tells me

mama, my spirit animal is a unicorn

I immediately tattoo
this six-word memoir
onto the skin of my mind
as glorious proof
that she is going to be
just fine.

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