dousing my kitchen
I sit down at the table, with my
cup in hand. I bring it to my lips, savoring
The bitterness that serves as my drug;
The darkness within its glassy walls,
A luxuriousness that cannot be defined.
But behind its steamy veil I find
A craving sated, more powerful
Than words and more addicting
Martha West was born and raised in Letcher County, Kentucky. A senior at University of the Cumberlands, she is set to graduate in Spring 2019 with degrees in English and Public Health. She plans to further her education with a master’s degree from the Cumberlands and to write children’s literature, with influence from the Appalachia culture that shaped her.