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Your Husband’s Grief

swallows the apartment like
a hummingbird hunting

nectar. all jittering and
tongue lashed petals.

with you, the unqualified
columbine, purple seeping into

all your corners, rendering you
useless. the dishes have

never been cleaner because
he has to do something.

pushing against his need, his
longing, his silence. that day was

all dropped plates, like
purpose, wing beats like struggle.

Taylor Franson-Thiel is a graduate student at Utah State University pursuing her Master’s in Creative Writing. Her writing frequently centers on her experience as a Division One basketball player, her family, the female body, abusive relationships and mental health. Along with feeling like writing is her calling, she enjoys lifting heavy weights and reading fantastic books. You can find her on twitter @TaylorFranson



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