We are the caregivers.
Fluent in the language of prevention
we do the unrecognized labor
that keeps relationships afloat.
Invisible in our efforts we multitask
in affection, reassurance, stability.
We weigh the damage that could be caused
by our opinions before sharing our ideas.
Regulating our emotions to better serve
we are experts in carrying fragile egos with care.
We do the work of filling in the cracks
before a fissure is even born.
We are the caretakers
Do you see us?
December 15, 2017
Art/Image: Part of “Stop Telling Women To Smile” art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh