Terin Weinberg

Spaces

I’ve turned June bug infested
kitchen tops into barren
and bleached surfaces.
I’ve boxed and bagged
my belongings for years;
found crawlspaces
and corners to place things
and replace them. I’ve tied
bows to goodbyes, covered
them with paint and spackle.
I’ve thrown clothes out
I once foolishly considered
heirlooms, ties to past selves,
lands I’ve briefly called home,
briefly called me.

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Terin Weinberg is an MFA candidate in poetry at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She graduated with degrees in Environmental Studies and English from Salisbury University in Maryland. Her most recent poems are forthcoming in The Normal School and Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment.