doodles & journal pages

EMJE – pain 1 and pain 2 — journals with art

Quixotic Mama

see my soft belly?
it’s where i keep
my secret pain
that comes
with motherhood
all my worries
all my disappointments
all my frustration & anger
i store it away
in the soft baggy folds
of my belly
behind the scars & stretch marks
there is all the things
they do not tell you
all the lessons
you have to learn
yourself.

having a broken knee has taken me to a new level of pain as a mother. i need to journal more about this. my youngest, who i had a rough pregnancy with due to his father being an asshole, has taken to assaulting me every day with how much i do not love him….
& i cannot reason with him
& i cannot walk away….
so. so. so. much pain…but not in my knee.
it’s my heart that is broken.
it is me that is broken.

also, here…

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