Someone Should Have Told Us

We were lead to believe that children are for life.

Fed homely images of our elderly future, surrounded by our special DNA.

Inspired by the airbrushed images of offspring loving us unto death.

We were not warned that children can go wrong.

Can be mad as hatters

Can betray and serve bitter dregs to the ones who birthed them

We should have been cautioned that

children die. Not just fragile infants.

Who knew that adult children catch our hearts

as firmly as tiny fingers and miniature toes.

We weren’t made properly aware of how frequently

they, grown and independent, die




by their own hands

We didn’t know

couldn’t know

about the everlasting scream.

we should have been told from the beginning

before our wombs ripened and our seed spilled.

we should have been warned.

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