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Coming out

  1. Have you tried to stuff a bag with twenty-seven kittens?
  2. Get a toddler’s hands to stay inside her little mittens?
  3. Seventy and three balloons within a purple Beetle?
  4. Chocolate cake and whipping cream through hypodermic needle?
  5. Have you tried to stop the flow of mighty Old Man River?
  6. Halt a massive pine after lumberjacks yell out, “Timber”?
  7. Rainbows can’t be forced inside for forty-seven years;
  8. Eventually, they’ll come on out—through laughter, claps, or tears.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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