i just want you to know

that i felt more like a mother

this morning

than i probably ever will

again, in my life

the door opens

as i sit waking up slowly

and a bedhead child walks in

wrapped in a blanket

“oh good,” she sighs

“you’re up”

my voice is husky and low

stretching, moving in this rhythm

of waking

to feed a child

reminding her

“put away the milk when you’re done with it”

it was a small thing

her coming in to wake me

because she had woken

but it was sweet to feel

responsible, and like a family

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