The Worry Speaks

A poem for parents

Megan Minutillo

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Photo by Nienke Burgers on Unsplash

I hope that we are doing the right thing. That we are nourishing
both your body and your soul. That we are teaching you enough,
that you always feel loved, that you never doubt how much
you are loved, even when the world tries to tamper your joy.
I hope that we are good at cultivating your joy. Your sense of self.
Your curiosity, tenderness, compassion, boundaries. I hope that the people you meet greet…

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.