That pesky screw from the underside
of her tap shoe, rolled across the waxy
wood floor, chasing it on all fours,
amid curious eyes and hidden smiles.
A tiny tear not quickly dried
reached her lips' crooked line
wishing one day soon
for her own new shoes.
Heather Awad has been writing poetry for many years, always working on improving her craft with the plethora of poets she reads on a regular basis. Stephen Dunn is one of her absolute favorites. Heather has been published on such websites as the Oz Poetic Society, The Poetry Superhighway, Bright Lights Café, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. Heather's chapbook poetry manuscript On Being Human was selected on July 31, 2014 as a quarter finalist in the Casey Shay Mary Ballard Poetry Prize Contest. Heather has an AAS in Criminal Justice, has returned to school to complete her BS, works for the Department of Social Services, and lives with her 12-year old daughter in Endicott, NY.