A baby’s breath cannot purify winds
of compromise, nor indemnify
wantonness, but applied to chimes
in innocence; may pierce the pall
of sorrow, and bestow welcome
solace upon the sound of tears.
First published in Midwest Literary Magazine
Kevin Heaton is originally from Kansas and Oklahoma, and now lives and writes in California. His work has appeared in a number of publications including: Guernica, Rattle, Slice Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Adroit Journal, and Verse Daily. He is a Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.
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