By: Taylor Dinardo

Her belly still fat
from a hollow five months.                                                                                                             All I can say is
I’m sorry.

She knows that,
but I tell her anyway
as we store away the scraps of her dream
that God decided
she could no longer have.

And she won’t come to synagogue even on Shabbat,
still waiting to hear I’m sorry
from the right lips.

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