PLATE TECTONICS • by Rebecca Anne Renner

 

It began among the heirlooms,

a gathering of heedless souls and reflections

in galleries of perfume flasks.

The musk of perennial linens tethered

vestiges of whispers between sheets.

A stain of rouge, a kiss of vinegar to sour cotton

let out an ammoniated breath in the back room

of the shop on St. Anthony's Street.






Rebecca Anne Renner is a recipient of the American Academy of Poets University Prize, and she is the Editor-in-Chief of Barrier Islands Review. She is currently attending Stetson University for her BA in English with plans to further her education with a Masters in Literature.

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Posted on June 24, 2010 in Literary
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  • http://potpourrisachet.blogspot.com/ Roberta SchulbergGoro

    Nolstagia vivified. Strong and delicate poem, but I wish I knew what “it” (line 1) was. Does it continue after? I would love to read it.

  • Wisconsin Writer

    Loved it!

  • http://potpourrisachet.blogspot.com/ Roberta SchulbergGoro

    Lorenzo – I think by “heedless souls and reflections” is meant the gathered mementos, reflections of separate lives lived, from people who have no idea, can pay no heed of their “keepsakes” being joined together in one place.

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