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Fists

They talk with their fists Yelling how bad a parent I am Until I’m bruised At bedtime it’s like nothing happened No mention of the anger Just an I love you ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my writing by sharing … Continue reading

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Poop 💩 

You just can’t win When the kid won’t poop Where they’re supposed to So it means There are so many things You just can’t do Places you can’t go Until they figure it out ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my … Continue reading

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Yelling

In yelling tones The fates do drop Heavy stones for all to carry Until the day The realization comes There was no need To ever pick them up ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my poetry by buying a poetry collection … Continue reading

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Inventory

Box by box We inventory our ancestor’s stuff Things from glory days past While swimming in present grief ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my writing by buying one of my poetry collections from the Kindle store. Thank you! 2016: Poems … 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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Arthur

He had no name She looked him up and down Took his weight Felt him all about And called him Arthur Arthur is a bear I found on a shelf With silly eyes A cozy coat And no mouth Arthur … Continue reading

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Trenchant

Trenchant days of paper cuts Spent in family vinegar Sting my wounds ©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my poetry by buying a poetry collection from the Kindle store! 2016: Poems from a Year of Change Uncertain: Poems About Gender Transition … Continue reading

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