Read: Today’s made-up word


Anne Holloway


Changed by the loss of her.


The hole she leaves behind,

larger than the space she inhabited,

has caused a backdraught

which sucks me

from adult to grown-up.


Shape shifted.


These shoes pinch 

my owntwofeet

now I am standing on them.


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