Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ode to Woman Pushing Triple Jogging Stroller

With a dog on leash.  Running uphill.

You,
Warrior Mama,
Undaunted by weight of stroller, babies, 
all you've left undone,
Stretch your arms of Sisyphean strength skyward
uphill
As if to say,
"I will have my time
And my health--
kids strapped in and dog leashed; I am
in charge--but
After this (sweating, grunting, thinking),
I am all yours
Again."