13: Things Mothers Have Other Than Bombs

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Family photos organized by year

Extra tissues

Chapstick

Nail clippers on keychains

Cereal in a ziplock bag

The other set of keys

A holiday

The cell phone plan

Day planners

Days off

Off white paint chips for the dining room

Room service

Ice for boo-boos

Kisses for boo-boos

Band-Aids

Tender breasts

Favorite flowers

Shards of glass under fingernails

Acid burnt lips

Lipstick stained teeth

Life jackets

Safety pins

Smoke behind the ears

Wrists the color of plums

Half eaten apples, brown

Ships on shoulders

Hands on hips

Teeth of termites

Rage like a roach

Fury of everything feminine, incomparable, insatiable, forgotten

Opinions

Doubts

Jobs

Husbands

Wives

Parents

Children

Votes

 

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