“Stop showing your ass,” the young mom hissed through closed teeth.
She slapped a fat young wrist and an older woman in a navy caftan frowned.
Motherhood requires tenderness when no one has ever been tender toward you.
I wanted to give her my email and imagined replying to her outreach like this:
Hi, I was a single mother before and it was hard. If you ever need someone to talk to….
But I just looked on. Then I thought:
You hit because your mom hit you. Did you ever stop to think why?
Then I imagined a subway brawl on YouTube.
“They don't care if you have a baby.” She shoved her stroller into a woman in headphones. “They don't care.”
The headphones-lady growled at the tattooed mother with tight jeans without a man. “You keep doing that and you'll get slapped one of these days.”
But this mother (girl) was getting slapped every day by everyone.