May Fiction: Precious (a poem)

by Meghna Chatterjee, Age 15, India

Artwork by Lucy Zhang

The fiction prompt for May was “mother.”



Precious Poem jablog!I held him close,

His warmth colliding

Against my wintered skin.

A gorgeous cherub

Quietly born;

Little fingers curled around

Grabbing at the air

Unfeeling, unmoving.

Smiling, smiling

Stupidly at me,

Cold eyes shining

With the dead possibility of a future;

his lungs won’t fill

And his heart won’t start–

A precious cherub, quietly born.


Meghna writes, “I’m an amateur writer, looking for a platform to publish my pieces of prose and poetry and a place to polish my skills with ink and paper.


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