Guest Author: Laura A. Lord

Hello Poetteers,

Laura A. Lord is the author of numerous collections of vignettes and poetry and one awesome children’s book about a T-Rex screwing up her entire day. It’s absolutely a true story.

Laura’s work has been featured in The Beacon, The Collegian, Whirl with Word, Tipsy Lit, Precipice, Scary Mommy, The Powder Room, The Reverie Journal, and Massacre Magazine.

Her newest collection, Of Roots and Wreckage, focuses heavily on where she grew up. Split into three sections, this collection explores the ideas of “roots” and hometowns, of people and change, of aging and death.

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Here is a selection from Of Roots and Wreckage:

Orange Grove Society

She kept the kettle,
gray and chipped,
on the back burner of
the little gas stove
full of hot water
and the peels of
six oranges,
so that

the entire house smelled
like a grand march
through the groves
of her childhood home.

It was a scene reborn,
the transgression of time
dispersed in the flickering
candle flame that
dripped red wax into
the shape of Africa,
cinnamon scented on
the sideboard.

The entire house sang
of ancient rites,
passage through the asylum,
aging slow in wicker chairs.

She, the demimonde of orange grove society.
Myself, the keeper of the candle’s flame.

© Laura A. Lord 2015

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Love, Fida