The Words Unspoken

The words unspoken

are too precious to say out loud.

We held him briefly.

Took no photos home.

My memories of him are all

I need to hold.

Heidi Slettedahl is a US-UK dual national who goes by a slightly different name professionally. She has been published in a variety of online literary journals and hopes to live up to her potential now that she is over 50.