The sinks stopped and the toilets not --
Its running over the floor.
My two-year-old is at it again
Drawing stickmen on the door.
My husbands late.
The meats too done,
The gravys getting too thick.
The water has boiled right out of the pot and
The potatoes are starting to stick.
Now the house is flooded,
The doors all chalk,
The meal has burnt away.
But I dont care!
For this has been
One of my better days.
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Days in the Life of a Young Mother -- Four Poems
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