She and I, our silences,
hesitations--at the grocery store,
in the taxi, on the street. We love
at the margins of
a legislative building and
the touch of her hand
on my cheek.
Used by permission.
Heather Holliger teaches writing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her poetry has been published in many literary journals, including the Aurorean, Gay & Lesbian Review, Labletter, and Sugar Mule, among others. Her work also appeared in the anthology Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory. She is a former editor of So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art and has written news stories for Ms. magazine online.
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