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Published in Moonshadows, A Canadian Anthology of Poetry, 2015 

© Catherine M Thompson 

 

a note 

sifted to the surface 

of my sorting 

handwritten 

ten years old 

each bold stroke upon the page 

caught my breath 

like a caress 

the back of your hand 

against my cheek and chin 

surprisingly soft 

like meringue you said 

icing on the cake 

you said 

skin