The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood
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Foreign Yet Familiar by Christopha Moreland

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I do not recognize the hand that grasps mine…
Strong, but no flesh-cushion smooths its bony contours.
Brown, but bluish conduits of life bulge and writhe,
While newly freckled skin sinks ’round visible cords of thick sinew.

It seems I do not recognize…
That as my Mother before,
Both I,
And my hands have aged.

 


Christopha Moreland is a retired Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Her long-standing avocational interests include modern dance, music and the performing arts, as well as adventure sports. Creative writing is a relatively new venture and she is very much enjoying the journey to find her voice.

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