This Is Me Today
Have you ever put your ear to the ground and listened. I have seen it done in the movies, Native American trackers putting their ears to the ground to hear horses’ hooves, miles away. I’m listening now. I am angry with my child, the boy one, he was rude, expected too much, forgot I am a person, saw only the mother. He treated me with contempt. My love was not shield enough, he hurt me. He hurt me with a thoughtless text message.
I want him to apologise, see the wound he made with his words but he is young and does not understand the weapons he holds.
I want to be the parent, the rock, but today I crumbled into the rough sea of hormones.