Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Swimming (Stretchmarks)

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In the right light
They glisten
Like the scales of fish --
They ride along the waves
Of my hips and stomach,
Invisible under stretches of denim
Or bands of skirts,
Resurfacing only through
The reflections of glass
Or the memories of birth.

Kris Underwood is a mother to one girl. Her work has appeared in MotherVerse, The Missouri Review, The Barefoot Review, and others. Please visit her at her blog to find out more.

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