Mom guilt: The Poetry Contest

Lately mom guilt has driven me to verse about broken hearts and felon interviews with an 8 month old.

I therefore propose “Mom gulit: The Poetry Contest.”

Entrants are free to write about fur or human babies. Dads in throes of parental guilt are free to write too. I haven’t decided the prize for the winner, only the constraints of the challenge: Haiku.

The best advice about mom guilt came from my co-worker in the form of “F*ck that you gave them life.”

Ahh, feeling much better now, but I still want to have a poetry contest.




To enter:

Email entries to HiThisIsEli [at]


post Haiku below in comments.




I’ll publish the winner here

Definition of Haiku:

A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. xo



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