I have the wherewithal to tell a ghost
that I can’t help him right now.
I’ve got to put my living children first.
I’ve never heard
from the ghost of the baby I aborted.
Not that I’m aware of,
but let me think on that a bit…
[ voice of baby or person:]
Taking into consideration that you like to consider at what age a person wants to be remembered,…:
That baby or babies of mine
was only ever
a fetus in me,
so it would think in colors, probably-
except that I had it aborted
before the age
when they say
that they can feel.