To a Stillborn Niece
by Jane Carlson

Oh, my Girl. You are not mine.

But we would have gone to Disneyland, you and I.
Cotton Candy. Roller coasters.
Our fists furled at the sky.


About the Author
Jane Carlson lives in Illinois and works in scholarly publishing. Her niece, Emma Jane Harper, was stillborn on Februrary 8, 2003.

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