'on voice'

mostly all gone
but for a strained faint whisper
suddenly
a lot more careful about
what is worth the effort voicing
kids moving closer
to try and listen
i even smell leftover marmite
on his cheek from breakfast
aside from endless
hot lemon ginger honey totties
it confirms what i never practised
reducing your voice to a tiny whisper
is a whole lot more effective
than repeated parent yelling
remember to remind me of this
once i am back to healed
raised-vocals mama