best at procrastinating (United States) published:
my mother wears nail polish
for a weekend of watching HGTV
but for Monday, the house reeks of acetone-free remover,
because that color isn’t mom-like enough
and I wonder, before all of our arguments
before the judgemental neighbors
before doing laundry
(because men are apparently incapable of that)
before she was my mother,
would we have been friends?
would I have helped her with math,
and she help me with life?
when she was just Natalie,
not Molly’s mother,
3 days ago