*dedicated to Dedres Marin

August 8, 1996-August 30, 1996

"Get up! Get up!"

"Time to go!"

Slowly, my feet feel the floor

Unsteady, I grab for the wheelchair

Straightening out my gown

"Watch your feet!"

Whisked down the corridor

Past smiles and waves

To the light at the end

"We have to scrub our hands again?"

Wheel me in, past the twins.

What was that?

Oh another alarm going off!


Almost there

Last one on the right

Hello precious one

Red, green, white… little tiny wires

I can hear your heartbeat

But I can't hold you


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