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Some deranged


has invaded my body,

baked cupcakes,

watched a whole

little league game

without once looking

at her phone,

wrote two hundred

Thank you notes and


a bouncy castle

with a single breath,


all while I was

lying on the couch,

cigarette in hand,

waiting for my pink toenails

to dry.



Originally published on Mothers Always Write

Natasha Garrett AuthorContributorShop manager
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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