careening    across             the                          kitchen
          where we were just eating our Tuesday night pasta
Fragments of aqua and tiny pink flowers 
          now splashed and splintered with tomato and basil
Sighing, I grab the broom
                      Brusquely sweep up Nana’s china            now a gory mess
I feel the eyes of the perpetrator upon me          he sighs too               waiting for rebuke
         The soundtrack pulsates as the plot pivots
         around this Milestone Mom Moment
So, I roll back my shoulders, face the kids and say:
“Tomorrow we can mosaic!”

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