Not etched in stone

A whore before dawn

But the kids are up… clothes on

Make them lunch… they’re gone

Sleeps until they’re home

Checks homework while dinner’s on

Cleans dishes… irons

Calls her sister’s home

”Watch the boys for me… please Dawn?”

She bathes… puts clothes on

Small purse with small gun

Out the door when sister comes

Home before the sun

Grateful she is home

Made it through another one

Didn’t use the gun

Cries ’cause she’s alone

Her life and her’s alone

Life not etched in stone

(Feature photo from stock royalty free image.)