home> poets> Carole Coates

about Carole Coates       more poems           Members’ Events Listing       Shop Online

last update:

12th Dec 12

Carole Coates photo
e-mail Carole
Carole’s website

poetry favourites:
Sixfold
April Poets
Six Poets
Shoestring Press
LitFest
ShadowTrain

 

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

 

 

 

tiptoe

tiptoe
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