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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Superwoman 1998

You read about the
stress
SUPERWOMAN
enDevours
eAch
Y
You don't quite
"get it"
till
ZAM
You have a one
year
old
And you're attempting
to define
refine
machine
Yourself to
Not your
Child who is waiting
for
eggs
cheese or
your husband
who wants
You to still
D
gO
W
oN him
but
for you
wondering
examining
thinking
Is this what life's about?
And then you think
of some quote like
Life is what happens
when
you're waiting--
knowing that is true
laughing at the
2 year old
discovering
themselves,
thinking, no- don't do that
but you don't want them
to grow up with issues,
so you teach about
touching
not touching
and wonder
wow-is this being a parent-
wow- who did the dishes this morning
And do I need to mow the grass
take a walk
find some mother friends
discover what my "larger purpose" is
Because didn't our parents
teach
us
we could do
ANYTHING
and ANYTHING could be
teaching
writing
accounting
not just sitting around
thinking about it-
WOW, and then
SUPERWOMAN
flies in and
says
"Wondergirl" do you
wonder girl where you'll be in
that interview
when they ask
Where do you see yourself in
F
I
V
E
Years and you say with a giggle-
With a five year old-
thinking what's so wrong with that?
That being your "innerself"
inner
winner
Remembering what it felt like to think
I can do it-
knowing you will-
Even if it's at
30
40
80
(whoknowswhen wefindtheanswers?)
Then another quote
pepsipops in--
we only know our truths on our deathbeds...
I'd hate to stop
wondering tomorrow.

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