They say I was wrong

for offering you

a hug when you cried,

a ride home in the rain,

and my number the day before

the abortion you scheduled

or the court date you didn’t.

They say I was wrong

for telling you my story.


I have been asked

to put it all in writing:

yes, I am the one who

put her heart in, whole.

I am one

who has taken the road

that more used to travel

and because of that,

I am gone.





                                                           Charlotte A. Frazer