I’m a fair-weather mother,
only like it when you’re happy
when you’re moping, bored or angry,
I can feel myself get snappy
and I know it’s ‘cause we’re told to
hold it in; avoid feeling
so to now accept emotions,
I first need to do some healing.
I’ll do work on myself, then hope my
fear will subside
and I’ll be able to hold space for you
without wanting to hide.
But in the meantime, feel free
to let the feelings ebb and flow
and settle where they land,
I’m still here, as you know.