Young Mother

By Lauren Johnson

Forgive me
A young woman caught up
Immature, emotional entanglement
Hoping for deep connection
Met with cold bitterness

Forgive me
A worried female left alone
Daunting, quixotic quest
Hoping for some reassurance
Met with total inspiration

Forgive me
A cowardly boy hiding away
Toxic, selfish shame
Hoping for nimble removal
Met with a way out

Forgive me
A protective mother standing tall
Genuine, brave bargain
Hoping for peace of mind
Met with affectionate duty

A beautiful treasure staring up
Deep, limitless love
Hoping for nurturing care
Met with unyielding devotion
One day, you will forgive me