she is transformed

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she is transformed

for mary rose, august 2014


i walk to my daughter’s grave

the day after her birth

(she isn’t suffering)


my milk     her milk     isn’t leaking yet

     it will demand the newborn’s open mouth


my breasts will ask where is my baby?

again and again


i pick up a grey feather from the grass


her soul soared out of her broken body


heal me now

my angel, mother me

Author: Dianna

DIANNA VAGIANOS ARMENTROUT is a published writer, teacher, workshop facilitator and poetry therapist. She graduated from Adelphi University’s Honors Program and earned her MAW from Manhattanville College. Dianna’s pregnancy with her daughter, Mary Rose, who died an hour after birth of trisomy 18, changed her life completely. Her blog, Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart, was launched in April 2015 as a way of offering support to others going through pregnancies with life-limiting and fatal diagnoses.

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