untitled, pt. 2

your mother did not spend nine months –

growing, forming, molding –

your heart

for you to let some boy break it in seconds.

she did not hold your hand as you crossed the street,

only to be hit by a man’s –

leave a mark,

the bruise still shows up –

and you be the one to apologize.

your mother did not spend 26 years,

four months, 18 days,

setting a standard for love with your father,

for you to give your heart

to someone who doesn’t know the meaning.

your mother did not spend nine months –

growing, forming, molding –

your heart

for you to let some boy break it in seconds.

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