- Date of entry: May-17-2006
- Last revised: Feb-01-2016
A woman reminisces about and with a child she chose not to have. It would have been born in winter, in a time of financial hardship, perhaps to have been given up for adoption. Sorrow for the child that never was causes the woman to swear devotion to her living children, yet she does not seem to regret her decision.
First published: 1972
good woman: poems and a memoir, 1969-1980