it took a year for it / to die, shelled and / alone in a far corner of / the unkempt living room.
i've grown feral.
the one with the match / gets no credit for the heat.
I rose with the sun / and the swift love
skin to skin / blood and breath.
it offends by / simply existing
a fire / a trough / a pill
Is every day perfect? Absolutely not. Is it good enough? Better than I expected, even? Yes. Yes it is.
You don't have to get dirt under your fingernails to be a good mother.
He's this whole entire other person and it's happened in secret.