Thursday, September 29, 2011


by Alysia Butler
I am stuck
Buried under the weight
Of unwashed laundry, unpaid bills, and
Unmet obligations.

I can’t breathe
Smothered by the pain
Crushed by the special needs mother that I have become
Versus the mother I thought I would be.

I can’t move
Held down by incompetence
Trying to do everything for everyone
Accomplishing nothing.

And then…

I see my boys
Giggling, tumbling, playing
Like siblings should.

I am weightless
Lifted by their laughter
Buoyed by their love
Ready to take on another day.

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