Remember the silent heart
that you will cut
and hold in your hands today
That heart beats with mine, fathered my children,
makes my morning coffee,
listens to my stories . . . is mine.
© 2012, Linda Leedy Schneider
Linda won a Readers’ Choice Award from Pedestal Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize – her poems are in hundreds of literary magazines — Rattle, The Sow’s Ear, etc.