Places I’ve Slept

Emma Jahoda-Brown

With the particle board dresser and tungsten light
She scrubs knobbed potatoes in the sink

Without sheet I lay on cut pile carpet and sense
slow perish of us concealed in antiseptic

There there the vulture rides the thermal
What was childhood like for you?

Good housekeeping on the table
How To Thread A Needle Exactly Each Time

The signal from the radio a signal from the landscape
Scraps of lawn shrapnel littered outside

Phrase of mountain uttering in the distance
I go towards any vibration

Emma Jahoda-Brown is a writer and photographer. She holds a BFA in photography and media from California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. She splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles.

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