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
 
stolen
 
taken
 
ripped away from me
 
there was no justifiable reason.

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