My Mothers

If she ever placed her cool hand to your feverish forehead...
If she taught you how to pluck your eyebrows...
If she ever kept your secret...
If she ever braided your hair...
If she softly corrected your grammar...
If she hated someone for you...
If she loved someone just because you did...
If she ironed your gown just before graduation...
If she attended your wedding...
If she laughed at your lame joke...
If she has ever cared for your dog while you were away...
If she loves you as her own...
If she loves your children as her own...

...then she has mothered.

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perfect

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