Please Stop Fu**ing Crying

An ode to parents dealing with colic

Emily Primeaux
2 min readAug 31, 2020

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Cartoon of an infant screaming at the top of its lungs
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Disclaimer: I am not a poet. But I was a desperate parent about a year ago, looking for answers as to why my beautiful new baby (my first) was so inconsolable. During an exceptionally tough day, I jotted this down in the notes of my phone — even while my little babe wailed beside me as I pumped—because it helped me find a way to release my frustrations …

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Emily Primeaux

World traveler, writer, editor, kitty-handler, missing the European life