On losing a child and being broken open

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When do we first become aware of the need to be pleasing? To be grateful it wasn’t worse, to hold still and smile?

Illustrations by Syan Rose

Mary Milstead

Writer, mother, teacher, student. Lover of stories, big and small. Published in The Rumpus, Gay Magazine & Shirley Magazine. Find more at marymilstead.com

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