Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On Motherhood: Aging

What a pretty girl
the adults told me
what a smart girl
they said
their tongues honey’d
their eyes far-flung.

What I wish they’d done
was held me up to a mirror
and touched my face
and told me to get used to this sight
these curves and planes
the only thing I trust

and even it will eventually betray me.


  1. Wow. You graduated with a degree in journalism. And now you're a loser. And a single mother.