Nine Experiences Dating a Single Mom

January 13, 2021

One 

My girlfriend introduces me to her daughter 

Daughter bites me.  

 

Two 

Her daughter glares at me as if to say, “I don’t care who you are,” 

Shouts “Mama,” 

Crawls to her mom.  

I understand the peace in her arms too. 

 

Three 

We eat Chipotle.  

Only ordered it once,  

Yet she remembers my order 

She somehow manages to eat,  

Keep me company,   

Feed her daughter  

At the same time.  

She’s amazing. 

 

Four 

My girlfriend’s daughter starts to cry.  

She calmly holds her daughter until she stops.  

She’s strong 

 

Five 

She is so attractive when she’s being all motherly 

 

Six 

She isn’t sleeping much this week 

Six 

She’s juggling being healthy, being a mom, a student, an employee, and a good person. 

Six 

She struggles to eat some days 

Six 

She fears she isn’t enough for her daughter 

Six 

She clutches her daughter as if she is afraid to lose her 

Six 

Her daughter clutches her back as if to say, you are doing great mama

 

Seven 

I tell my girlfriend Good night.  

She begs me to text her that I made it home.  

No matter what she is going through,  

She still manages to care for everyone.  

That’s great mom energy. 

 

Eight 

Today, her daughter calls me Aq.  

Two letters in my 9 letter name  

As if my name is slowly becoming worthy of her tongue.  

 

Nine

I look forward to earning the remaining seven letters 

Because they are worth it

 

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