I am a Mother

I see my face
every morning
staring at this woman
who has aged
in places
I never thought

I place my hand
on the mirror
hoping to feel
the touch
of youthful skin

only to see
it is the skin
of a woman
who has lost friends,
found love,
gave birth,
lost sleep,

this is the skin
I was meant to wear
for I am a mother. 

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.