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By Leigh Therriault

Silken bones sinking into soil;

a chip of rib

cradled in my hand.

Ghostly clouds overhead,

threatening tears

when you were found.


Leigh Therriault is a writer and researcher from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is completing a Master of Science in Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis, and volunteers using investigative genetic genealogy to help resolve Doe cases. Leigh is also passionate about children’s literature and enjoys writing picture books, middle-grade fiction, and graphic novels. You can find her at and @LeighTherriault in the multiverse.


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