Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Eaten Alive

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Hamburgers
Carrots
Milk
Apples
Bananas
Peanut butter
Orange juice . . .
They're always hungry.
All day I feed and I feed.
I know why the sow
devours her young.
But it would stop
the driven mother
at the trough
if only piglets
could learn
to say her name.


Yvonne Pearson is a freelance writer and mother of three children, now grown but still engaging lots of her energy. Her work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals.


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