The woman with the deep chesty cough,
She exudes sadness through her tears, even through her sweet smiles.
She throws her head back in abandon as she laughs
For a month she’s felt the raw soreness in her throat as she:
Cough cough cough coughs!
Developing a 6 pack that hurts now.
From a separation, to challenging societal norms, unperturbed by the reactions of her grown children.
I caught it from her, took on her pain,
Without words, a visceral connection.
From one woman to another.