our loss

By: princessshredder | 28 Jul 2018
you came from my body
slipped out like it was nothing to leave me
all 8 pounds 12 ounces of you
not a tear
not a scratch
i cried
thank you
thank you
thank you
over and over until my voice was coarse
my love for you poured out
onto the floor
onto anyone who walked by me on the stretcher
they wouldn’t let me off
“you might bleed too much”
they kept me from you
even then,
they kept me from you.
nine months in my body
almost ten
until i was induced.
nine months as my daughter
only nine short months
and then you were gone
ripped away from me
there was no justifiable reason.

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