daily observations from a sidewalk café
she prays for a better way,
a brighter sunrise every tomorrow;
pours every drop of everything she has
to give to keep it all held together,
to maintain that image of composure
when it seems a million eyes are constantly glued
like her suffering is just another daily soap opera
they landed upon while surfing channels,
their concern insincere just adding to the pile
mounting of stress, mess, and bills
she gives her everything to just scrape by
and it seems no one ever notices, appreciates
the million microscopic details she committed to her memory
solely to pleasing the ones she loves....
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