pros and cons of having children

 

global warming

and my own childhood loneliness

my impatience

and depression

and anger

the idea of somebody’s little head sleeping on your chest and making you feel a pure and almost unbearable love

they’re a laugh aren’t they but

to exist is to suffer

the way they take ages to

put their shoes on when it’s time to go out

as a distraction

 

Words: Catherine Madden