A poem from Heather Bauchop’s new collection – Remembering a Place I’ve Never Been

 

Holes

 

On the fallen stone

the lead lettering of ‘died’

stands proud

 

the rest of the story

has dropped out

leaving only the peg holes of memory.

 

 

©Heather Bauchop

from Remembering a Place I’ve Never been: the past in three voices (Cold Hub Press, 2018)

 

 

 

Heather Bauchop was born in San Francisco to Scottish parents who migrated to New Zealand in 1972. She is a public historian living in Dunedin. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in a number of journals. She won Takahe‘s 2016 short story competition.

 

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