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Hallie Cole Wiederholt

on the wall
My First Persimmon
on the wall

fear went around
a pattern on the wall

once, during a snowstorm
I took the train West

would you listen
I am trying to tell you

like the space between

a yes

or no


My First Persimmon

The only name I had
for you
was in another language
until now.


Hallie Cole Wiederholt grew up in Miesville, MN, where she spent much of her childhood climbing trees.