Mark Heathcote

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I have 597 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
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Mark Heathcote

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The tree brides

“Of course a tree has rings… And each a wedding band” O to be the “bride” of such a tree … To bask in his emerald love unendingly. Minus all other pining cordialities


Sometimes a seed will not grow, Removed from one earth to another is hell Never reaching the same stellar highs From whence it was picked: Why is this - who can tell?

A bout of bronchitis!

Someone, somewhere Maybe, not everywhere!

I’m dreaming of an Indian summer

It was a very dry spring And previously a very wet summer Now, what will it deliver? After a record breaking, warm winter. “Yes, I’m talking about the weather”.

Wiry, dragon …

A magpie - cawed… Hopping along the roadside verge Betwixt, flight and fear But knowing neither one! And then the thought arose. “Should I take it as a pet?” This wiry, dragon …