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Giants 🌲

Where giants once stood Encircled by woodsmen to cut them down to size Brought there by felled cousins in buckboards Broken stones in concrete rise Sheltering people who dance in the comfort Of sterile future ruins That will crumble to … Continue reading

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Trans Pride 🏳️‍🌈

We march in the sun Because we spent so long in the dark And when we’re seen No one can claim we don’t exist Because no matter what We’re not going back to the shadows So look at us Because … Continue reading

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Gears ⚙️

If you wait long enough Time’s gears turn all to level Grinding mounts to sand Filling dim vales Allowing us pause on the flats To scoop and count the grains In brighter light ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my writing … Continue reading

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Summer

Buttercups retire in late evening shadow Green crowns catch the sun before it drops away Children cry in joy at bedtime delayed Summer time is here ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my writing by buying one of my poetry collections … Continue reading

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Spiders 🕷 

Baby spiders Build their webs Invisible amongst the blades Until mist comes Revealing a miniature canopy of death I blunder through A gargantuan reaper In hidden worlds unto themselves ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my writing by buying one of … Continue reading

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Wait

We wait in the waiting room Where the fish in the tank have a tired look Weary of the glass house they live within Unable to tap their tormentors back A puppy comes to visit and fingers stroke and pet … Continue reading

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Dad

I’m sorry he said In that way of saying without meaning Before turning back to his beer Unaware the hollowness of his words Rang like a bell To remind me of all his other empty words I swallowed for sustenance … Continue reading

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