Meditation 53

by Audrey Gidman

You stay in a place too long  you start making

people sickyou get stagnant.


In the active silence she is broken

as a kitchen appliance.


Faucet dripping like slow church bells.

Crumbs in the sink.


Tangled: pressing her nails

into the countertop.


The timer on the stove is God

saying No. Keep moving.