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As much as I’ve been enjoying working on this blog lately, I’ve definitely gotten away from its original purpose, which was a place to post my poetry. Recognizing that posting poems here will give them the “previously published” status by many journals, I’ve tried to curb that a bit to help with my goal of submitting more often.

But I miss posting my poems. So here’s one that has already been published.

Consumed

motherhood consumes me
but don’t assume it is
my sole identity
I am “Joshua’s Mom”
mostly
just “Mommy”
but I also like
“Cate”
everything is
now! please! help!
I long for
the indifference of pearls
or frozen waffles
with blueberries
the Little One is
scrumptious with his
fat cheeks and
my exhaustion
I understand why
some animals
eat their young

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