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.

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