I'm a mom - which I think it would be hard for anyone reading this blog not to know. :) While I don't write a ton of fiction or poetry about being a mother, I feel that my kids are central to pretty much every decision I make. They color my perceptions of writing in the best way possible.
However, once in a while I want to capture how is it to be a mom. My poem "New" is one such example. It's my attempt to try to put into words what it feels like that first moment after your daughter is born and she is put into your arms. That first moment when you realize that here is the love of your life - the best thing that will ever happen to you. And that moment when you realize nothing will ever be the same again, that your life has changed in an amazingly profound way.
"New" was published today at Mothers Always Write. I'm grateful that they chose to include it in their September issue, and I hope you enjoy reading it.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with nearly a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. When not writing, I'm the Book Reviews Editor for the magazine Bewildering Stories. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Connecticut, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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