We didn’t invent motherhood
But we must bear it.
We must walk in the footsteps
Of our foremothers
So that they can guide us with their wisdom
We must be careful with the hearts
Of those we love
And who love us
Like we are the only thing that matters.
Don’t be dragged down by your importance
Your status as the centre of your children’s universe.
Shored up by the meaning
By simply being yourself.