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Heave. Ho.

This poem is part of my June 2022 Pride poetry series.

  1. Heave. Ho. For every catcall slung.
  2. Heave. Ho. For slurs rolled off the tongue.
  3. Heave. Ho. For every tire skid.
  4. Heave. Ho. For every bullied kid.
  5. Heave. Ho. For use of buried names.
  6. Heave. Ho. For all the guilt and shame.
  7. Heave. Ho. For friends who all said nope.
  8. Heave. Ho. For future filled with hope.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

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