Line from: I Don’t Think for a Second That We Won’t Survive This — Abdul Ali
how did I do this
fifty years ago?
siblings battling in the back seat
put your shoes on
I can smell your feet
you take the dog out
I already picked up the poop
finish one meal, clean up, start another
how did I manage as a single mother
working full days
rushing home to drive to rehearsals, shows
crashing into bed, dazed, glazed
fevers, stomach flu, stitches, broken nose
Summer brings it all again
only I’m the grandma now
slow, deaf, a used-up cow
ask your mother, would she allow?
forgot the car seat, the gluten-free turkey,
the towels, the laundry, the car key
It’s much more fun
than it used to be.