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Mothers In Politics

Mothers In Politics

Let’s replace
all the world’s politicians
with mothers of small children
–the ultimate diplomats,
walking lie detectors,
skilled negotiators
deflecting even the
silliest demands
with a smile.

If mothers ran the world,
very long time outs
would be assigned for a
anyone not
playing nice.

World peace
would be swiftly obtained
in exchange for a
lollipop.

 

 

Originally published on Gravel

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Natasha Garrett writes poetry and personal essays, and occasionally translates. Originally from Macedonia, she lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and works at La Roche College. Her work has been published in Mothers Always Write, Transnational Literature, Arts and Letters and Christian Century. Her book Motherlands was released in 2018.
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