after you left

my heart became a honeycomb
unoccupied            my breathing
echoes weakened

I droned in monotone vibrations

began to pace around the yard
in hexagonal patterns
unsure of where to

Laurie Kolp

Laurie Kolp’s poems have recently appeared in the Southern Poetry Anthology VIII: Texas, Stirring, Whale Road Review, concis, Up the Staircase, and more. Her poetry books include the full-length Upon the Blue Couch and chapbook Hello, It’s Your Mother. An avid runner and lover of nature, Laurie lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs. You can follow her on Twitter @KolpLaurie, or Facebook here.

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