A poem

Grace Moore
1 min readOct 6, 2020


Photo by Kevin Noble on Unsplash

shaking hands, knots in stomach
sweat under the arms, imagining
my life into a graveyard
unable to breathe in a grocery store,
while driving down the freeway,
stare at nothing, pace the room:
this is my heirloom
handed down, lasting generations
I would have preferred a quilt, something
to keep me warm, a hope chest with
a wedding dress, a rocking chair
instead, take my chest full of aching,
these cold hands, wrap it all around you
turn it over — do you see all those initials engraved
on the bottom? Do you see everyone
who held this before you?

Grace Moore is a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her interests include travel, reading, and doing any activity that involves supplies from the craft store. She lives in Washington with her husband, where they can often be found discussing Doctor Who in-depth. She’s passionate about helping writers find their motivation and unlock their creativity. Follow her on Instagram, sign up for her newsletter, and support her on Ko-fi.

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Grace Moore

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