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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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Inheritance

In my dreams they come to me And speak not a word while showing their love But when challenged on their hate A smiling shrug is my only inheritance ¬©Heather Coldstream Please consider supporting my poetry by buying a poetry … Continue reading

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Fossils

Every family object that has come to me Weighs me down with its history Each compresses me into a layer The model wooden boats from Portugal The ornaments from New York The photograph of a tree Each thing in its … Continue reading

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Zookeeper

When they’ve bedded down for the night And all is still while the full moon shines The keeper does her duty Station to station task to task With only soft sighs for company She watches her charges sleep Dreaming of … Continue reading

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Duty

Lost among moments of duty Are thoughts I have of freedom Where my selfish cares keep me company The world is mine to explore And the days slip by in introspection Instead they smear by in responsible tasks Taking care … Continue reading

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