By Stephanie Marottek

No one remembered
that it's been a month today
since our baby was born dead
no one called to say,
I remember....

Not even my dear husband
thought to comfort me
when my crying caused him
to think me a mystery.
But I remember....

Not one e-mail message
filled with hope and love and care.
Just inconsequential jokes
and forwards were there.
But I remember....

No one thought of me,
remembered my little baby so sweet.
But they all have their own problems
that sweep them off their feet.
But I remember....

No one remembered
that it's been a month today.
But I know and care
and I am the one who will say,
I remember!

For Amanda Joy
Although she was small,
her loss was enormous.


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