Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Imagine if He Did

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three fighter jets
return to Andrews
low over our little patch
of grass and sunflowers.

toddler covers ears
to block out thunder
and looks up to find this
intimidating show of power
flying in perfect formation.

he clings to my leg in panic
"I'm scared Mommy, scared!"
and he does not even know
what they can do.


Jennifer VanBuren lives with her husband in Baltimore, where she works part time for a non-profit while raising two young sons. Jennifer’s college degrees and career have been based in science and education, but she has always made writing a priority. Her poetry has appeared in American Feed Journal, Clean Sheets, East/West Erosha, ERWA, and thievesjargon. Recently, one of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart prize.


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