Fair-weather mother

Fair-weather mother

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.

@annieridoutpoetry