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They Ask Me What I Remember

You and Bradshaw’s lists, like prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse

~Photo by author, layout from photos 2017–2019

Brandon I remember,

birthdays and parties, doctors
all of your firsts
walking, talking, school, playing in the snow
Seattle’s forested backyard
holding gigantic slugs
then scrubbing your little hands raw
to remove the slime, you didn’t mind



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Ann Marie Steele

Ann Marie Steele


I pen poetry about love and loss, what I observe and experience — I write about hope. My writing has been described as resiliently defiant.