Being Known
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Being Known

Comparatively Blooming

Poetry of the perfectly imperfect

I am a mother, but
hear me out, — there was this woman
in the Target line, and I am ashamed
to say I ogled her
and I admit to envying
her taut dark tummy
what self-control she must have when presented with an entire (family-sized) bag of kettle chips, what gym membership she must have kept even through lockdown, what tall genetics, what a polished sense of who she



Authentically sharing stories and poems from the heart about our experience of being human and our ongoing process of becoming perfectly imperfect. Writing mostly real and raw with a sprinkle of microfiction!

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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.