of mothering


of mothering 

are not always from our loins 

with afterbirth to follow 

spilling free over sheets 

while contractions shrink us back 

to what we knew 


is born in heart 

to any other 

big or small 

spoken or unspoken 

one or many 

of mothering 

is the hold 

caring for another heart 

or as many hearts 

that can be held 

ensuring not matter 

behaved or naughty 

angry or elated 

successful or struggling 

love always remains 

this is 

of mothering 

and you 

are a mother 

to someone 



so happy mother’s day 


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