Parent

At 3:21 a.m. I realized I would soon have to practice the promises I’d made myself

After days of laboring, hearing her snore was a beautiful sound

The only thing I wanted more than her was a coffee

24 hours without nausea celebrated alongside 24 hours of life

Bite of food, side of relief with an exhale from sleep

She is more than an idea, more than clothes in a closet, books on a shelf

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