|By Rosalind Roland|
|This heart so sore that beats so fast,
Would still itself at last,
If I could but hold you once again,
And kiss you back to life.
|Written after Conan Carollan Hayes (10/19/96 – 10/25/96) died of renal failure following extreme prematurity (26 weeks, 14 oz., 9-3/4 in.) due to pre-eclampsia. Survived by his twin, William (1 lb. 14 oz., 12-3/4 in.), older siblings, Emmet, Andrew, James, Kathleen, Chloe, and mother and father, Stephen and Rosalind.