Alicia Rebecca Myers

33/34 Weeks

​I learn light behaves dually as wave and particle.
This two-in-one shampoo is two-for-one.
For your best interest.
In your best fortress.
At Folly Beach, my shadow shows in every frame.
Wasps bump dumbly between haint blue ceiling and sky.
Weight gain makes me question aviation.
I’m unsure of what’s to come.
I bury my fingers in the hotel’s ice bin, count backwards.
Pain tolerance isn’t the same as pain threshold.
The Gullah women bundle their sweetgrass.
Coiling their spoons in intricate circles.
I could both find and abandon you in a basket.
One foot in, one foot out.

Alicia Rebecca Myers is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared most recently in or is forthcoming from The RumpusGulf Coast, jubilat, The Carolina Quarterly, The Fairy Tale Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Georgia and Best New Poets 2015. In February of 2014, she was awarded a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska City. Her chapbook, My Seaborgium, will be released from Brain Mill Press in 2016. She welcomed a son last August and teaches at Wells CollegeYou can find her online at