My Secret Garden
By Sarah Eby 
In memory of Ricky 
My sorrow is
my secret garden
where I go
when I feel alone.

There I find
the brook of tears,
the soft blossom of a broken heart,
and fields of emptiness.

My secret garden
grows freely
in the darkness
of my baby’s death.

Where do I find
a single bud of hope
watered by tears
in a meadow of despair?

I am alone
in my garden
because I’ve lost
my way, my baby.