Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood

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she wears a plastic pink beaded necklace
to match red-hearted pink pajamas

her brassy four-year-old laughter
breaks the winter morning silence

and her white kitty slipper sways carelessly
above a yellow crayon on the floor

her tiny hands draw warmth
from a magical mug of hot cocoa

as she sings a silly rhyming song
on the merits of a marshmallow

Laura A. Lopez lives in Moline, Illinois, with her husband and two daughters. She has received numerous local writing awards. Various works of her writing and/or photography have appeared in Clamor Magazine, Voces Weekly, and Augustana College’s literary magazine, Saga. Laura is happily employed as the marketing/communications and development director at Living Lands & Waters, where there is an ample supply of both subject matter and writing duties.

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