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Child Whisperer

A sonnet about step-parenting

Artwork: Chris Mooney-Singh — Child Whisperers

She remarried in a hopeful year,
changing the pattern, thread by thread.
She sewed on angels like a prayer
for clinging girls who shared a bed.

They slept beneath the quilt of heaven.
The mauve bedspread hid their cold dread
of losing mum to a new dad here.
The silk of love is sewn…




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Chris Mooney-Singh

Chris Mooney-Singh

Published author and educator with a doctorate in creative writing. Get my free eBooks @

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