Motherhood is a superpower
Even superheroes make mistakes
I’m not infallible or beyond reproach even as I coach my kids through their bad days
I have my own
Cry and thrash and I rage, even after turning the other cheek
I speak out of turn and I burn with jealousy at women freer than me
My super powered life comes with super powered strife
There’s beauty in their smiles
Their milestones are also mine and they keep me overjoyed
Over myself. I get, over myself because it isn’t about myself.
Life as a superhero means you live life outside yourself
Means, you put on your tights and your cape and you fly swift and true and strong for those who need you, wherever and whenever they need you to, do whatever they need you to do.
As a superhero means you forgo your humanity to be for them what they need you to be when they need you to be
I am theirs.
I am a superpower, a goddamn super powered odyssey lives, in me
Super human, a super powered fantasy
All the extra, all the other, lays down quiet at my feet,
It means nothing, all the other when,
I am mother
I am life and their lives live in me.