Wendy Freborg

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When the Baby Died

When the baby died,
Her breasts,
Having lost their function,
Day and night,
Like a second pair of eyes.


This poem was published in Green Fuse 1985.


Wendy Freborg is a retired social worker whose work has appeared recently in Right Hand Pointing, The Orchards Poetry Journal and WestWard Quarterly. She has one husband, one son, two grandchildren, enough friends and too many doctors. The pleasures in her life are her family, crossword puzzles, learning new things, and remembering old times.