Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Night-Night

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My sons have brooms
that are guns
they use
to shoot bad dreams.

I have words
that are wishes
I whisper
to tuck them in.

And kisses
that are love
that wants only
to touch their skin.


S.M. Flaherty Jones is the mother of a daughter and twin sons. A classicist by training, she stays at home with her children and does occasional freelance editing and indexing. She first appeared in Literary Mama in 2005 and has two poems forthcoming in the 2007 issue of the journal Primavera.


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