Behind Closed Doors by Jamie Lynn Heller

Sweet Dreams by Inna Mosina

Behind Closed Doors

Now the table holds
only one plate
for its two chairs.
The window needs washing
from the inside and out.
The words are all clasped
shut in books or scattered
so far across the keyboard
tracing them would leave
a tangled web
to trap thoughts.
The ghost of your touch
isn’t strong enough
to wrinkle the sheets,
steam the mirror,
unlock me.

Jamie Lynn Heller

Jamie Lynn Heller has two young girls, the perfect spouse, a high school counseling career she loves, and she gets to write. Jamie is a graduate of Kansas State University and the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of Domesticated, Poetry from Around the House. For a list of publications see