If she had birthed a brood of adverbs
Dangerously would be her favorite child:
the first to suckle;
to have his head pressed to her chest;
to be rocked to sleep at night.
She would nurture him and scold him,
only when his antics caused her grief.
His siblings, Securely, Cautiously and Carefully,
would shutter in disbelief.
But she was different from other moms
and loved her black sheep best.
For although she was a mom,
she was dangerously a woman when put to the test.