Stephanie Coyne DeGhett’s work has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, The Fiddlehead and the New England Review. In 2009 one of her poems was a prize winner in the Spoon River Poetry Review’s poetry contest. She teaches at the State University of New York at Potsdam and is currently in the MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. 
Oct 08 2011
A little awkward, she thought, the morning after your lover has fled, to have breakfast with his mother. A little awkward that the apartment you occupy is attached to her garage, that you haven’t found a job in this little tree-rimmed town full of eclectic approaches to keeping body and soul together. A little awkward that you have no immediate place to go, now that her son has gone.