The room was filled with crying babies as I walked
in. She stood up in her crib and her eyes locked onto my face
from across the room. "She's the smart one," the nurses
I took a few pictures and picked her up and held
her for awhile. She didn't make a sound, not even as I put her
gently back into the crib she was sharing with two other children.
Instead she stood silently holding onto the rail and watched me
until I left the room. I will never forget her.