New Mother's Group

I drop out after

admitting to what is best.

We are a pair of misfits,

mother and child.

You, who just sit there with no tricks.

Me, whose breasts will never feed you.

It’s all background noise,

the high-pitched voices,

the cooing,

the stupid conversations.

I stare at you,

devising our exit strategy,

which you know all about.

3 thoughts on “New Mother's Group”

  1. I appreciate the raw realities here. No tricks … babies aren’t little dogs. The superficiality of the conversation. Your staring at your child, communicating without words, and the baby “knowing all about” the exit strategy and implying more. You write with power.

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