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