People speak

Surrogate mother

falls the mallet on her life

arises judgement

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Like all mothers

Frets herself each night

as a stir in a still lake

’til returns daughter

Hoping for a brighter future

Thieving, mining sand

stripping minerals from life

depleting future

Realise

As luminescence

amidst cave life — reflections

illuminating

Early starts

Genius since boyhood

inchoate as a toddler

career in physics