'on recently'

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it’s just a stage
you’ve been here before
you’ll get through it again
i whisper on repeat
in menacingly hissing fashion
the toddler tantrums as of late
are leaving me depleted
of any tenderness balance or patience
we are late to everything
as getting dressed is now a negotiable
sun cream application
a screaming wriggling nightmare
and if you pass us by
when i try and wrestle
a karate chopping back arching
shouting two year old into a car seat
please don’t call child services
i really am trying not to lose my composure
over this evolutionary battle
of primal wills
it’s just a stage
i whisper on repeat
is 4pm too early for that glass of rosè
may be if you join me