ow many spinning turns will
it take to mark the times you
let words slip out of your mouth
you had a chance to soften
How many spools of thread
will it take for everyone to
stop saying: I told you so.
How many colors of silken string
does it take to wrap up the soft
words you whispered so low no
one heard them, not even the
How many times did you
think, how many times,
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Gisele Vincent-Page lives in Canada and is the author of Strolling Down Heaven’s Gate, a compilation of prose and poetry relating to her 28 years of living with HIV. She has received the Poet of the Week award on two occasions on Super Poetry Highway. Her poems have been published in Mused; Bella online; Poetry Soup; all things girl, Fanstory; allpoetry.com; Author’s Den; received the Poet of the Month award from The Writing Forum. The Body HIV/AIDs Newsletter has also published one of her poems. She has written blogs for the websiteA Girl Like Me (AGLM).
Her contributions to Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.
Her previous contributions to Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.