“Now You Are Still”: Losing My Baby Girl
Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES
I wrote the poem below in 2006 while in the hospital recovering from a sepsis infection I got moments after losing my baby girl. You can read more in detail about that loss here, please know there are photos that may be disturbing to some in that post.
In the palm of my hand, you are at peace, you are still.
Moments prior you were stretching, kicking.
Now, I explore you who spent 15 weeks inside me, warm and safe.
Now you are still.