"Abortions never let you forget"
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gwendolyn Brooks
It is true, those unborn babies hang around
the mother that expelled them
much longer than regular children do
tweaking on their dresses and begging
to be bought something, to be fed again,
to be held to be loved.
And sometimes I turn to mine,
gather them up, resignedó
my arms full of their absence.
from High Maintenance