life formed and she swelled;
months passed with that promise:

she had two arms and two legs,
ten lovely blue fingers
that would never grasp

(and you tried to look away).

you felt her die before her first breath,
you watched her buried with the world
in her mouth.

you know the secret and the truth:

your darling perished
inside her saviour.


AN: This was inspired by Second Glance, a novel by Jodi Picoult, though it doesn't resemble the storyline at all.