“Lot’s Wife” (A Poem by Santi Tafarella)


I am the salty sea

your once





called home,


and all my vital organs

are here,


in Sodom.


Mother, memories, my heart.


They are packed

in this place,


like loaves


in a crowded cabinet

of bone.


And you, you say

you won’t


look back?


Are you stone,

something cold?


A pillar of salt?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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