by Audrey Gidman
You stay in a place too long you start making
people sick—you 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.
Audrey Gidman has been an editor for the Sandy River Review and received her BFA from the University of Maine Farmington. She released a broadside with Foxglove Press in 2015, considers E.E. Cummings and Jack Gilbert her greatest muses, and urges you to read the poetry of Hilda Morley if you have yet to.