MOTHER

Coinciding with Mother's Day, Barbara Wojtowicz's short poem reflects on the role reversal between a mother and her child. Illustrated by Sara Netherway.

You made me out of clay, coal and sugar.
Wrapped me in cotton and fairy dust.
Locked me in a glass snowball.
Protecting me against evil, rain and your mistakes.
Now I am standing in front of you.
Made out of concrete, diamonds and salt.
I want to wrap you in cotton and fairy dust.
Lock you in a glass snowball.
Protect you against evil, rain and my mistakes.



'Mother' was published in Popshot's 12th issue, The Time Issue, which has now sold out. To ensure that you never miss a future issue of the print magazine, subscribe from just £10 a year.