Poems & Essays

23 Oct

SAHM

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I am a ghost.
A fragment.
A phantom
that everyone knows is there
but ignores
because it’s easier
to let dishes float to the sink,
to allow an invisible hand to wipe snot
from your three-year old’s nose,
to marvel when the clothes are laundered
and folded
and sorted
and ironed
and the floor shines with your reflection.

 

 

Emily Hull was a stay at home mother for three years and recently re-entered the workforce as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Oral History for Oklahoma State University.

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