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Acrimony by Katy Naylor

You used to belong here

now your coat is a stranger on the hook

your shirts bristle starched hostility from the closet

your mug stares me down when I open the cupboard

You used to belong here

now your books sit in judgment on the shelf

your records hum silent disapproval

your toothbrush drips scorn

You used to belong here and so did I

now I'm a lodger in my own skin

I line up my pennies on the arm of the sofa

but I'm not sure I can make the rent


Katy Naylor lives by the sea, in a little town on the south coast of England. She writes in the time that falls between the cracks. Her chapbook, Postcards from Ragnarok, published by @alienbuddha, is out now. Find her online at and on twitter @voidskrawl

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