Stillborn

Although science, with clinical wisdom
declared her not yet a person,
a heartbeat argued defiantly
for a night.

We visit the cemetery —
hands entwined, minds
in different hemispheres,
hearts mangled. In a quiet corner

where the sun lingers late in summer,
where gelid moans soften in winter,
we become broken pieces
of something once much stronger.

Ryan Stone

  

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50 thoughts on “Stillborn

  1. And what a fine painter too! As for the writing, can’t get better than this. The sense of loss leaving your readers with a heavy heart, if not in tears.

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