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This is a mother
Hunched over in a arched spine of worry. Shifting Ribs to hug her knees she is stationary. Flicking roaches to keep her tearfully stiff position hers; she is confused.
In her lap, a letter of 100 pounds dent her thighs.
Visions of green printed uniforms splatter the mind. Tied to the end of a finger a handshake of brotherhood twitches her hand
Untangling from a bedridden leave of absence she stands. Muscles stretching and bones cracking she unwraps the coil from around her body.
Wiping away cold tears she is accepting of Mommy's Little Solider.



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