By Bonnie McMillen
Angel Baby Coos and gurgles Damp diapers Exhaustion Fantasy of motherhood Gone Hide the tedium I feel great Just look at my Kindness Love oozes from every pore Motherhood Never appreciated Opening Pandora’s box of Quaint myths Rest, a fond memory Sing the lullaby again Tiptoe to the Umbrella on the Veranda Where wine waits X-ing out the loss of Youth and yes Zest.
Bonnie McMillen is a native of Bradford and spent her younger years playing around the Harri Emery airport on Dorothy Lane. While working as Director of Student Health at Pitt-Bradford, she became interested in writing poetry and short stories. This interest has continued into a busy retirement. Dear Harri Emery Airport, McKean County 1955, Tales from the Female Crypt