my mother, my madness by Colleen Higgs

Cover of My mother, my madness depicts coke bottles, toilet paper and cigarettes with one slip on shoe.

~It’s peculiar managing someone else’s life. Having that kind of responsibility but at the same time how mundane much of it is.~

~Falling pregnant sounds like you tripped or lost your balance.~

~Sometimes I wonder what it must be like to have a mother who could help me, who could babysit, a mother who could fetch Kate.~

~I just wanted a tiny little window of being left alone.~

~Deciding to get divorced isn’t something you decide to do one day. It happens over a long time, longer than a stormy front, you can feel the barometer falling; a change in air pressure, the sky darkens.~

~My real neighbours are birds. People’s sounds are harsher, more discordant, argumentative, a hoot, a car revving, a door slams, siren wails. I hear the birds all day long, and at night too.~

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