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The Kitchen Remembers My World

The Kitchen Remembers My World

written by: Lynne Kemen



Quilt patches overlay
black and white pen and ink.

Muted, barren interior. Starkly
aching to color it.
Death does away with worry.

Who will starve my sunflower?
Forsaken, who carries
it home?

“For Sale” signs that my
neighbors are gone. Odd, old
couple. He, long-bearded,
she shuffles, disheveled.

Screen door jams, it dampens
my mood. Clinging, the kitchen
remembers my world
in black and white,
damn the color.

Lynne Kemen

Lynne Kemen

Lynne Kemen lives in Upstate New York. Her chapbook, More Than a Handful was published in 2020. Her work is anthologized in Seeing Things (2020) and several others. She is published in Silver Birch Press, The Ravens Perch, Fresh Words Magazine, Spillwords, Topical Poetry, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, and Blue Mountain Review. Lynne stands on the Board of Bright Hill Press. She is an Editor for the Blue Mountain Review and a lifetime member of The Southern Collective Experience. Her book of poetry will be published in 2023 by SCE.
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