Susan’s Story






My First

You were that baby
The one who lived inside me
For 5 1/2 months
Who gasped for breath
For 90 minutes.

I never held you to my breast
You never stared into my eyes.

My sister and I made the trip
To lay flowers
On your unmarked grave.

I would have loved you
Had you lived
Who would you be?

Every step I take, every thing I do
You are always with me
I am your mother
I do love you.

-Susan M. Souers
Portland, OR
Published 2/9/17