Bethany Rivers




Without Goodbyes
(for Karen)

An eternal white corridor;
my mother retreating,
leaving me with a too-large bed
with medical-mint bed-spread.

She blurs to a Lowry figure.
The corridor cuts and incises
then magnifies her stiletto sounds
to a music I still hear.



Bethany Rivers has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Cardiff University.  She has previously been published by Cinnamon Press, Bare Fiction and Scintilla (USA).  She is currently working on her first full collection of poetry, and teaches creative writing.

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