Under The Ink-Drenched Sky, by Taylor Renee Hughes
She drops to the ground, releasing the exploding pen, tormented tears falling.
She gazes at the sky.
It's black like the fallen ink.
She lifts the shattered pen, reveals her bulging stomach, and writes steadily…
I love you, babies.
She kisses the words.
Then she closes her eyes,
Takes a breath…
Puts the gun to her head.