Mother Won’t Soon Forget

the thought never crossed
her mind until she became pregnant
at what seemed like…
the wrong time in her life.

became the centerpiece of her existence
the moment she realized it was a choice

in her haste to get rid of “it”
she chose to end the life of
that precious baby that’s part of her
but at that moment, it seemed right
that’s her justification

in her haste to get rid of it
It…it…there, right there
on that operating table in that
not-so-obvious clinic on the corner of Main Street

abortion kills the child
and harms the mother’s mental health