I Am But Dust

Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash

I am but dust
my daughter tells me
replacing my full epidermis in days
you’ve never touched me if
you haven’t hugged me this month

I am but dust
with a daughter born cooing
covered in scales that filled
my fingernails
when I searched for her scalp

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Storyteller, social worker, solo parent. Fan of triads & alliteration. Believer that you’re doing your best, given what’s happened to you. FB @courtneycwrites

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Courtney Christine

Courtney Christine

Storyteller, social worker, solo parent. Fan of triads & alliteration. Believer that you’re doing your best, given what’s happened to you. FB @courtneycwrites