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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2020

A Yellow Thread of Cotton Like a Piece of The Sun

 

by Stephen J. Golds

 

The rooms are empty.

The plants are dead.

The cupboards are moldy.

The crucifixes are dirty.

All of your things are gone.

 

I found

a yellow thread like

a piece of the sun

from that dress you wore

on our anniversary.

 

I placed the thread on my tongue and

I swallowed it.

That frayed fragment of

something

that used to be

everything.

 

The garbagemen

have all of your

belongings and all

you have left me with

is this time and this space.

 

Time and space

that cuts me

to the bone.

 

 

 

Stephen J. Golds was born in London, UK but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling, boxing, and listening to old Soul LPs. Glamour Girl Gone, his debut novel, will be released by Close to The Bone Press on January 29th, 2021.







Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.



In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2020