woman. more than anatomy, than hair, than bathroom scales, than sorry, than fear, than cleavage, than woman.
monster. under the bed terror and old testament anger. goosebumps and racing heart. house built around you with no way out.
wife. springtime sadness over springtime regret. trophy turned gold to bronze to ashes to dust. ’till diagnosis, ’till death.
mother. pain. always pain.