“Storm Drain Baby”

Yesterday a baby was born,

Placed in a storm drain

To die by a father who wasn’t.

Three days of heavy rain

Washed the Blood of this Lamb

Into the sea.

He was found, expected to live

And died,

His short life measured in scant public



The 19 year old father said as they

Led him away:

“It was a miscarriage gone wrong.”


The rain continues today

Rushing down streets

To storm drains,

Making a gurgling sound.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2017

3 Responses to ““Storm Drain Baby””

  1. ladynyo Says:

    I served on the jury in this case. The last one I did. Horrible , sad and unforgettable.


  2. petrujviljoen Says:

    One has no words.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ladynyo Says:

    I know, though I wrote this about 5 years agom it still haunts me.


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