Pregnant Woman by Birch

the forgotten monologue

Solo voice

Duration: 5 minutes

Language: English

Content warning: miscarriage, loss

Excerpt of Text:

I was there in the room.
feet on the cold metal stirrups.

I am there in the room.
Typing this forgotten monologue.

I am here in the room.
I am, therefore, I am.

Nature does not know extinction;
it only knows transformation.

-Alyssa Ketterer Marshall

 Commissioned by Alexandra Porter, soprano, and the

Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, USA, 2018

the forgotten monologue, performed by Alexandra Porter (soprano), 2018. New Jersey, USA