Parenting Hack

Go easy on your child

You too are someone's child

even their grandparents

are the grandchildren of children

We all inherit the broken tools of brilliant people

See, the eldest of us still

has not outgrown suffering

You are built to withstand

your grandmother's demons

of course you break

in the same places

That's why you know what I know:

it takes courage to hold your own child.

Sometimes their tears

are the same tears

you've been crying

for generations

#nationalpoetrymonth, day 10