When the Party’s Over

You wake up in thick fog
the years previous
something you can’t
pin down

The taste in your mouth,
body dying from the inside
                                                out,
and the bed just as empty
as when he was here.

Aleathia Drehmer was the one-time editor of Durable Goods and In Between Altered States, co-editor of Full of Crow and Zygote in My Coffee, and art editor of Regardless of Authority. Her work has been published in print and online for poetry, fiction, and photography. She’s writing her first novel, The Secrets of Womanhood, and working long hours in an Emergency Room. Aleathia writes a blog called The Forked Road: A Journey of Friends, which can be viewed at https://theforkedroad-ajourney.blogspot.com. Her listing of publications, online and print, can be found at https://aleathiadrehmer.wordpress.com.

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