April 2018 (No.71)//Jennifer Lothrigel

 

While visiting a friend and fellow photographer in Clemson, South Carolina, we decided to drive around looking for abandoned buildings we could photograph. We noticed a building and pulled off to the side of the road. Beside that building was a small home that we hadn’t noticed because nature had taken over the exterior of the building. We climbed through thorny bushes around to the back and entered through the patio door which was wide open. Inside, the possessions of a woman from the 70s were strewn about the house. There were boxes of petite shoes and the brightly colored wardrobe shown in the photo attached. Notably, there were no male possessions. There were also dishes and some furniture. I spent quite a bit of time in the tiny home wondering about this woman. You could feel her presence still, though it was clear she left the home sometime in the 70s.

Bio: Jennifer Lothrigel is an artist and poet residing in the San Francisco Bay area. Her work has been published in The Bitter Oleander, Poetry Quarterly, The Haight Ashbury Journal, Cicatrix Publishing, Five Poetry and elsewhere.