Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
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Little bears with fish in their mouths
and sacred stuff bears that
keep comfort through the night

plastic dinosaurs and elephants
in all sizes

mini erasers shaped like zebras
talking zebras, porcupines
every corner has an animal lurking

in my bathroom with alarm
I find a green lizard
but of course,
he is plastic, too


Este Pope is a librarian, academic technologist, and writer whose work includes an essay on working motherhood in Info Career Trends, and a chapter in How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian: Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone.  She currently lives in Northern Arizona with her spouse and three children.  Please visit her much neglected blog for more information.


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