Poetry Front Page

depressions of symptom

If I ever become an acclaimed writer,
I’d worry about the interviews
because I don’t know many words.
I don’t speak well.

The interviewer might ask me about motherhood.

I don’t know what I’d say
because I don’t mother well.
I stay in bed until it’s time
for my child to eat and bathe.

I tell them to eat and bathe from my bed.

Doorbell eviction bell baby wipe showers.

sheetsmattressconcaveprison.
thesheetsrecyclemystink.
sheetsdriedmenstruation.
thesheetsaremyplate.

Mush inside chrysalis, I hope.


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My name is Camille Posey. I am a 31 year old single mother from Pittsburgh, PA. I write for Black mothers because I am one. This work is vulnerable and raw. It hurts and heals.