Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood

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you were unhappy
             Ravenous             naked
you gummed up lethe-flavored sleep
             while your tyrant machine worked shifts
                                       to outrun
the gunmetal taste of new light
the muscled bulk of din

You were the price you paid
You were the prize

Danielle Lapidoth lives with her husband and three children, ages 4, 2 and three months, in Zurich, Switzerland. There she runs an editing business, teaches English, and writes poetry, flash fiction, and essays while her family sits on her lap or sleeps. She has had work published at Flash Quake, Apple Valley Review, Lily Lit Review, Barnwood, Shit Creek Review, Midstream, The Lyric, Ellery Queen, and Mamaphonic.

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