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12th Dec 12

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poetry favourites:
April Poets
Six Poets
Shoestring Press


and in the shop…
collections –
“Swallowing Stones”
“Looking Good”
“The Goodbye Edition”
Shoestring Press





as if your bones
were honeycomb
go slow
as if your heart
beat out of tune
speak soft
as if your lungs
were full of dust
look down
as if the sun
would scald your eyes
keep still –
your breast and hair
are co-morbidities
hide your flesh, girl –
you have the symptoms but
the men are ill

Carole Coates

in collection, Swallowing Stones, 2012, Shoestring Press,
ISBN 978-1-9073565-3-7