Evening Mothering

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my readers who are mothers, in any of the many capacities of the word. To me, motherhood is the greatest adventure, and no matter where I roam, I am on an endless quest to be the best mother I can be for my two littles. Thanks for reading about my experiences along the way.

My Tandem Partner

After story time,
before dream time,
I curl beside my son,
fasten my arm around his chest,
safety for his nightly glide.

Then, my son will say,

“Don’t let go,”
as if to fall asleep
is to fly,
and I’m his tandem partner,
the one tasked
with deploying his parachute.

“Stay with me
this many times.”
He holds up fingers
that can’t fully flex,
and even after hauling
the backpack of my day,
I am happiest to hug him
long past freefall.

His last request,
“Tuck me in, Mommy,”
and I frame him
in billowy, blue canopy.
Whisper, “I’m happy
to be your mommy,”
with back to the wind,
my joy bridling him
into the unscathed sky.
Before pulling the pilot chute
on our joyous flight.

© 2022 | K.Hartless


  1. This was such a wonderful poem, K! Happy Mother’s Day, queen 👑
    ‘even after hauling
    the backpack of my day,
    I am happiest to hug him
    long past freefall.’ – beautiful imagery! ❤ Hope you've had a lovely weekend 🙂

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