The Breath Prayer of Mothers

Inhale: their smoky tempers, all aflame, fiery and persistent in their desire

Exhale: calm and firm, consistent boundaries

Inhale: their sweaty anxieties, all wrapped up in things they don’t understand

Exhale: a peaceful presence, unwavering even in your own misunderstanding

Inhale: the taste of rebellion, their wild energy dancing away from you

Exhale: grace, the very grace you’ve tasted of in the wake of your own rebellion

Inhale: their deep and honeyed need, sweet and sour all at once

Exhale: your own, the taste sweet and sour too

Inhale: the crisp air of joy, their laughter filling your home

Exhale: a fresh rush of the same, their laughter having filled your heart

*Originally seen on Instagram

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