Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Short Tantrum on a Long Afternoon

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Sometimes when snow can't melt it turns to ice,
sing lullabies to baby then let him cry,
your heart chased like screaming villagers
down the mountain after the volcano erupts,
your gut insubstantial as ash,
surprising how fast you solidify.

Leah Odze Epstein is a mother of three (two girls and a boy). She lives in Larchmont, New York, where she is working on her first middle-grade novel. An excerpt from her novel in progress, “Glen Echo,” was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters competition.

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