Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Runaway Women

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While you eat frozen blueberries,
I read you The Runaway Bunny,
by Margaret Wise Brown,
not once, but three times,
refilling your bowl to keep your attention.

Someday you will run from me
like I did from my mother
and she ran from hers,
so far away you will be fooled
into thinking that these worn,
ripped pages don't apply to us.


Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Falling Forward, a full-length collection of poems (sunnyoutside, 2009); The Map of Our Garden (verve bath, 2009); Dream Big Work Harder (sunnyoutside press 2006); The Tear Duct of the Storm (Green Bean Press, 2001); and the poem “Logic” on a postcard (sunnyoutside). She received her MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her BA in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter.


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Wow, Rebecca. You articulate something here that has been haunting me about my new baby (and about myself). Very nicely done.
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