Mother 24/7

She’s a single mother
who works all day
trying to make ends meet.

Sometimes she’s so tired
that when she gets home,
she just wants to lie down
and get some sleep.

But she cannot take a seat.

She has hugs to give,
kisses to plant,
mouths to feed,
baths to give,
teeth to brush,
books to read,
more hugs and kisses to hand out
and goodnight I love you’s to say
before her kids fall asleep.

And even then, she still has work to do
before she bows her head.