POETRY | MOTHERHOOD

Fading Moments

Racing against time

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
May 6, 2020 · 2 min read
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

I hibernate my system,
slip into the world I love —
there is too much out there to catch up.

I grope the weak spots
amidst my countless stretchmarks —
there is always a new pit to fall,
new depths to me that
I can never resurface from.

The baby snuggles closer
to catch her train of dreams;
the mother blinks to clear hers,
sniffs at her offspring
for that baby smell
that's already fading.

Time is on time;
I wait with a clock in my hands,
but the hands that matter
keep turning forward —
I miss the moment every day
and what remains is
a jaded quilt of memories.

© Sana Rose 2020

Sana Rose is an award-nominated novelist, poet, physician, counseling professional, freelance writer and mom. She is based out of Kerala, India. Her debut novel ‘Sandcastles’ was shortlisted for ARL Literary Awards 2018 for Best Author soon after publication.

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Written by

Sana Rose

Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

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