In This Hand by Tracey Scott-Townsend
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"Tracey Scott Townsend has such a depth of emotion behind her poetry it really touched me."
Linda Hill - lindasbookbag.com
It was always about the baby.
Not long afterwards, I wondered how I could
grieve so much
For someone that I never knew
But I was telling myself a lie.
Of course I knew her.
I was the only one who did.
I named her Barbara,
After his mother
And I gave him something to remember her by,
Like he asked me to suffer
With my gaping wound inside.