Poetry from Rhienna Renèe Guedry

Map Source: Mapgeeks

Map, Quest 

The book I haven’t finished takes
place somewhere I can’t get back to, it’s
the heartburn of longing, senses I have to fictionalize
(so there’s sadness too): the specificity of jambalaya
songs and Google Image Searching along
the basins and backroads of Louisiana, a
route eclipsed by water and waterways
that behave like roadways which the maps
sometimes can’t tell which is which, I’ve got to fake
the whole damn thing from a fever dream of memory.

Rhienna Renèe Guedry is a Louisiana-born writer and artist who found her way to the Pacific Northwest, perhaps solely to get use of her vintage outerwear collection. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Empty Mirror, HAD, Oyster River Pages, Bitch Magazine, Screen Door, and elsewhere on the internet. Rhienna holds a MS in Writing/Publishing from Portland State University. She is currently working on her first novel.

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