Mama, All I See Is You
I can’t see past you right now, I’m so small and everything’s a little blurry.
All I see is you.
When you feel alone, like the walls are closing in, remember I’m here too.
I know your world has changed and the days feel a little lonely.
But they aren’t lonely for me.
You are my everything.
When you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re making it look easy to me.
Even though we’re still getting to know each other, you know me better than anyone.
I trust you.
When you think some nights you’ll never sleep again, you will.
We both will.
But I’m scared right now.
I promise I’m not manipulating you.
I just need your smell and comfort.
Do you feel that tug in your heart when we’re apart? I do too.
I miss you.
When you feel as if you’ve achieved nothing, please know, my cup has never been so full.
The days that get away on you will be some of my best memories of us playing together on the ground.
I love you.
When you feel like you don’t know who you are anymore, when you turn away from the mirror.
That face will be the one I look to when I achieve something, the one I search for in a crowd.
The reason for my first smile.
You’re perfect to me.
When you feel like the weight of it all is heavy in your heart, please know I’ve never felt lighter.
Can I lay here with you a little longer? I won’t always need you like this.
But I need you right now.
When you feel as if you have nothing left to give, when I see your hands outstretched at me, pleading.
When we’re both crying.
I wish I could talk, but I can’t.
If I could I would tell you,
There’s a reason I chose you.
I can’t see past you right now mama, because you are my world.
It will get bigger, soon enough.
But for now,
All I see is you.
This post was written by Jess Urlichs from Jess Urlichs. For more of her work, follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Jess Urlichs is a poet and children’s book author based in New Zealand. Jess found a passion in the depths of postpartum for writing and sharing the highs and lows on early motherhood. In turn Jess published an early motherhood poetry collection which has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide and created a beautiful and honest community on Instagram and Facebook of like minded mums who are here for the messy beautiful truth of motherhood.
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