Mother, Can You Hear Me?

Leah
3 min readAug 13, 2021

This essay was written for The Medium Writers Challenge: Space.

Photo by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash

When I was younger, my Mama had the habit of talking to herself. It wasn’t so much questions like, “Where did I put that?” as so much full-blown conversations, complete with responses like “Um hmms” “Say what?” and “Chile.” I watched her carry these conversations while cooking, on her bed, or driving in the car. Like everyone else in the house, I wondered…

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