I wake up with the dreams from the night still lingering on my eyelids
I stretch with the newness of the day.
I kind of brush my hair and throw it in a messy bun,
brush my teeth and smile in the mirror to keep the demons at bay.
I clock on – a businesswoman till five
then I get breakfast ready for the kids to help keep them alive.
My lunch break consists of dishes, laundry, and animal care
I remind myself, after looking in the mirror that I had in fact brushed my hair.
After I clock out, I am the head chef in one of the busiest restaurants in all the land –
I cook, I clean, I do the dishes and take the trash to the trashcan.
I care for the animals throughout the day
and on every conference call, they basically tell me NO WAY!
I do what I can for self-care,
but this is normal for all the parents since the Coronavirus is everywhere.
They call us parents and insist the lives we lead are just busy –
but I believe this is a sign of multiple-personalities.