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Every Day Is Mother's Day

By Alexis Rhone Fancher

Every Day Is Mother's Day

If you had only
one child and he died, are
you still a mother?

"I was but he died."
Hard to say, harder to hear.
Someone feels like shit.

"Yes, a son. Just one."
or: "No. I have no children."
That's unthinkable.

Like he never was.
Say it and then catch yourself:
Such cruel betrayal.

I could say he died.
How each day he dies anew.
How I fell apart.

Broke into pieces.
How I grew old, and how the
wind blew right through me.

First Published in Gyroscope Review 2017

Article © Alexis Rhone Fancher. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-05-06
Image(s) © Sand Pilarski. All rights reserved.
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