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Motherhood

© more by Aurora Raine

Published: July 16, 2021

these tired hands
guide my children
to catch fireflies in magical meadows
to cross a busy city street
these heavy arms
hold soft, smiling infants
and carry their worlds
these blistered feet
dance wild and free, barefeet
to steady their shaky ground
these eyes
see truth
see hope
see life
in the eyes of my babies
and so-
I keep walking.

ABOUT THE POET:

Brittney Raine Arthur, known by her pen name Aurora Raine, is a fiction writer and poet. On April 11, 2018, she self-published Love Notes and Lullabies, her first poetry book under the pen name Aurora Raine. On August 15, 2020, she collaborated with author Rose Colleen to publish Melancholy Red, a collection of word prompts. She published A Poet's Journal on August 27, 2020. Since then, she has been working on a children's book, The Forest Girl, and her second poetry book, Symphony of the Dawn, filled with more personal poems inspired by her childhood.

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