Howling

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So tired.
Kids came back today,
and it took all my energy
to help with homework,
make dinner,
and get them to bed.
(And tidy and take the trash out
and moderate arguments
and put them back in bed five times.)
I want…
I want to cry out like a wolf,
I want to be heard by other single parents everywhere.
I want them to respond to my cries, 
my messy wolf pack,
saying You aren’t alone.
I hear you.
I feel this way too.

Howling in the dark together
raising a ruckus
strength in numbers
Can we change this heaviness together?
I don’t know.
I’ll just keep howling 
until I can sink into sleep. 

4 responses »

  1. I’m not a single parent but I have been where you are now (my husband worked away a lot when our kids were little) you’ve survived many nights – you’ll survive this one too. Sending you some love and blessings for a peaceful nights sleep x

    • I love that you can understand! Thank you…and it’s a good point that even if you aren’t technically a single parent you can still experience being alone with your kids, tired. ✨❤️🙏🏻🌈

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