Until

You should know
Your granddaughters quote Shakespeare–
The one you hurt the most
Nails

she should have died hereafter

And in her face there is the same alabaster
Perfection.
As there was once in your own

So many miles
Between Sunny
And heaven–

I will give you a plumb
Line

Until you can see her
Real
Like the picture on an ultrasound
Beating at the heart
Of the family
There is a child
You threw away

Heaven.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s