a poem for super/human moms

Photo by Erin Perrotta, Lori and Erin Photography

I’m the one
Who understands your words when they sound like gibberish.
Who knows what you’re pointing to when you gesture vaguely.
Who knows when you’re hungry, wet or tired.
Who recognizes your cry and knows what each one means.

Super mom!

But what about when I fail?
When I don’t know what you want?
When your crying makes me feel like a total failure?
When I lose my patience and punch the pillow?

Human mom.
Humbled once more.

words 13 months postpartum
photo 12 months postpartum

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Lori A. Coleman

Lori A. Coleman

Newish mom, writing my way out of postpartum depression. Oldish photographer, telling stories about families, love and life.