Reverb and Retribution, a poem by Aleathia Drehmer at Spillwords.com
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Reverb and Retribution

Reverb and Retribution

written by: Aleathia Drehmer

@AleathiaD

 

Faded light creeps through
a half-shaded window,
cobwebs in the corner,
dirt splashed up from 100 years
of spring rains and forgotten cleanings,

as my body, heavy, slumps
in the cushions of the worn,
floral couch left behind by the dead.

My mind floats past reverb and retribution
feeling everything, feeling nothing.

The light becomes smaller
as my heart grows bigger
now wild and alone and free.

Aleathia Drehmer

Aleathia Drehmer

Aleathia Drehmer was once the editor and creator of Durable Goods and In Between Altered States, co-editor of Full of Crow and Zygote in My Coffee. Her work has been published in print and online since 2006. Her most recent poems can be seen in Heroin Love Songs, Fragmented Lines, South Shore Review, Ambrosial Literary Garland, and The Red Penguin Collective. She is currently editing her first novel, Resistance, and chipping away at the second novel, The Hunted & The Hidden. Aleathia’s love of poetry is ongoing.
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