Paper Poetry
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Paper Poetry

Mothers to Many

Even if you’ve never had one, you’ve had plenty

Open your hearts
you who feel motherless and brace against the dawn,
Armed to the teeth, cheated and snuffed
resenting a void.

Recall and recount,
for on each little finger
a mother stands, open and soft,
sent to you no less by God than had you been born…



We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Josie ElBiry

3x Top Writer “This Happened to Me”. Creative nonfiction, short fiction and poetry. Thank you for reading.