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Of Mothers and Daughters This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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A moment
suspended in midair
electric sparks passing through
bloodlines between us
My mother and I
sitting at the dinner table
stomachs full
Eat more – says She
my daughter, You will grow
taller than me
stronger than me
away from me
I frown at her ignorance, how could She not know
She is in my laughter
the fat on my hips
my ambitions
the fear I have of spiders. She courses
through my veins
giving nourishment
bathing my organs in an Omnipotent Red River.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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