all that remains is the smell of orange 

is it rude to have been away for so long and not let you know when i was coming back? are you still there? maybe you are. if so, here’s a post i did for Hijacked Amygdala last week…

hijacked amygdala

Untitled art by geoff mcfetridge

She counts the chairs in our dining room, one, two, three, four, five, six. She points to each chair as if unconvinced, her brow furrowed in concern. She circles the dining table and counts the chairs again and again. One, two, three, four, five, six. I lose track of her revolutions. My leg begins to cramp, where I sit on the staircase, crouched in the shadows. I feel cold. It is later than I thought. But she is almost done. She touches the backrest of each chair. She grows weary now. When she collapses in a chair, I will bring her tea. She will take it and I will wonder as I always have if she ever thinks about where the tea comes from

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About listentothebabe

writing is the teeth that gnaw on my bones.


  1. Totes here. Glad to see that you are too, and your word thingies too. 🙂

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  2. Ohhh ho ho mannn! It is ON!


  3. When I came back to HA I noticed I wasn’t on the list of contributors any longer but I think you guys are doing an awesome job – definitely the best online magazine of collective poets and artists out there. I wish you all the very best and was honored to be part of HA. Sorry for vanishing as I did, I would have come back and written on HA but my name had been taken off. I had to go for a while because I was being tormented online, anyway I’m really glad you’re back Babe I know so many who have missed your writing myself included.

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  4. Incredible yes….it is
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