Spinal Tap
by Kelsey Bigelow

Abandonment seizes through my nerves
and turns bone to vibrating brick

and familiar salt stains the crook 
of my nose as the voices of lovers past tighten 
vines woven into my spine
and blur the rest of his words being sure 
I hear only

it's too much 


Kelsey Bigelow is a Des Moines based poet who molds incredibly specific emotions and situations into something digestible and cathartic. She's a published poet, slam winner, open mic regular, poetry judge, and more. Kelsey’s debut collection, Sprig of Lilac, is available on Amazon. Learn more at kelkaybpoetry.com