Richard LeDue (he/him) lives in Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. He has been published both online and in print. He is the author of nine books of poetry. His latest book, “It Could Be Worse,” is forthcoming from Alien Buddha Press in May 2023.


Trigger Warning

remind me of lost staring contests
we called love,
while the bacon cracks,
as if something is terribly wrong,
and the coffee is black
like your unborn ghost
I’ll bring into the world
after you’re gone,
just to prove to myself
that I’m not alone.


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