Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
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They say --
"Drink this water,"
"Quit your job,"
"Take vitamin E,"
"Try this position."
Anything
To make yourself fruitful.

As though I am a tree
To be fertilized with manure.
Trunk whitewashed
Branches pruned.
Whatever is necessary
To make me produce.


Eliana Osborn is a writer, mother, teacher and wife living in the desert southwest.


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