Poetry: Materfamilias by Jessica Weyer Bentley

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Materfamilias

My Mother,
reverential soul,
was not mine,
but chose to envelop me,
though never in her womb,
ushering me home to the pink room,
she painted for me,
relieving indigence and affliction,
carried me hemorrhaging-
in my own miscarriage,
taught me quiet reflection,
humaneness,
patience with a convection oven,
equanimity. 
My Mother,
not in blood,
in protection,
began to lean,
stooping to lymphoma.
My Mother,
but not mine.
My Angel,
shields me still,
from myself,
from above.
A Mother’s devotion,
that weathered the squall,
for this refugee. 

Bio: Jessica Weyer Bentley is an Author/Poet. Her first collection of poetry, Crimson Sunshine, was published in May 2020 by AlyBlue Media. She has contributed work to several publications for the Award-Winning Book Series, Grief Diaries, including Poetry and Prose, and Hit by a Drunk Driver. Jessica’s work has been anthologized in Women Speak Vol. 6 (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions), Summer Gallery of Shoes (Highland Park Poetry), Common Threads 2020 Edition (Ohio Poetry Association), Appalachian Witness Volume 24 (Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel) and Made and Dream (Of Rust and Glass) 2021 and online showcases including Global Poemic and Fevers of the Mind Poetry Showcase 2022. Jessica currently resides in Northwest Ohio.

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