a woman who’s made of stone gives birth to a baby.

by Hope Y., 15

the baby is no more than sand, 
simply disintegrating in her mother’s arms and hands.
as the stone-set mother tries to stop her baby’s crying,
she realizes there’s almost no point in even trying.
for a baby made of sand will eventually wither away back into the waves
and a mother made of rocks is hardly suitable anyways.

Middletown, New Jersey