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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.



About Author: 

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.


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