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She's A Mother

A knock on the door starts her awake. She sleeps now in the arm chair with the phone by her side until he returns.

She is a mother she cannot help it.

She knows he is young. He must find his own space in this world, but why does his space have to be so far from her own. She worries.

She is a mother she cannot help it

He returns sometimes days after he leaves. He laughs at her worries. He resents her fear feeling it demeans him.

She is a mother she cannot help it

He asked so charmingly. He has a nice girl now. He wants to take her somewhere away from the crowd. He takes her car.

She is a mother she cannot help it.

The knock comes again. He never knocks. Cold fear starts in her womb, holding her down into the chair.

She is a mother she cannot help it.

She staggers to the door her legs failing her. They held her upright all through his childhood even in the worst of it.

She is a mother she cannot help it

She opens the door and peers around it. Her darkest fears stand there in uniform. Badge’s glint in the street light. She hangs from the door, waiting for the news.

She is a mother she cannot help it

She answers. Yes it is her car. Prepared for the worse she ask’s him to repeat his words. He does. Her heart lifts.

She is a mother she cannot help it

He repeats the words. It is not her son. Her son lives. Relief lights her face

She is a mother she cannot help it

The nice girl. The one she had hoped would tame her boy. She cries for the girl. She cries for the mother. She cries for her boy.

She is a mother she cannot help it

She's A Mother

Boadicea

Brisbane, Australia

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