Poetry Archive

Some Mothers II

Some
Some mothers
Some mothers spend
Some mothers spend every
Some mothers spend every moment
Some mothers spend every moment waiting
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message that
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message that reads
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message that reads Hello
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message that reads Hello Mama
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message that reads Hello Mama
I
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message that reads Hello Mama
I am
Some mothers spend every moment waiting for the message that reads Hello Mama
I am safe


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Anna Limontas-Salisbury is a New York City poet, writer, and educator. Her work can be found at SFWP Quarterly Special Issue BIPOC On Pleasure, The Poets Corner, and forth coming in the anthology, I Wanna Be Loved By You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe by Milk & Cake Press 2022. She’s been a featured poet at Camperdown, a poetry reading series at Halyards, Honey Dipped Productions, and Body Love Open Mic Series. Her poetry was also featured in the page to stage production Emotive Fruition’s Heartbreaker/ Verse Maker, Came Back With A Clap Back, and Let Lightening Set Us On Fire. Excerpts of her nonfiction essays were performed with COUNTERpult-Reading Series and HTBAF: Honoring Our Ancestors by Open Source Gallery. She’s a graduate of Hunter College and Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She’s been a long time educator in New York City with city organizations strengthening literacy skills for adults and teens. She is currently tutoring students trying to make sense of education during a pandemic. She’s a Gen X mother to one Millennial daughter, and Generation Z son. She is still processing motherhood in her newest role as Grand Diva to one granddaughter.