person Heather Minette, three poems


Heather Minette is the author of Rooftops and Other Poems (Blue Hour Press, 2013). She earned her M.A. in Literature from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and is currently studying for a Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies at Rice University. Her work has been featured on Freshly Pressed, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and was recently included in Texas’s Best Emerging Poets by Z Publishing House. More of her work is available to view at



You do not have blonde curls or pink lips
or brown eyes that turn green
when you cry,
or sailor dresses or saddle shoes
or nursery room walls
covered in daffodils.

But you have a small hand
that grips mine
as I look to the ground
and tread gently
past the infant graves
of Parker Cemetery.



He doesn’t have to stay here—
between the muted…

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