Morning Mist Stephanie Smith Poetry

local_library Morning Mist

by Stephanie Smith

Published in Issue No. 232 ~ September, 2016

I wish for coffee

amidst this nervous breakdown,

a warm floor to lay my head upon,

a radio to summon Mozart’s ghost,

time to stand still, and a host

of other things that seem

unreasonable and unreal

 

The morning is a fallacy

conjured by drunken bards

A passion play between cradle and grave

where I refuse to play a part

And so, I sit back, watch the blood splatter

across my television screen

and tell myself it was just a bad dream

after all

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Stephanie Smith's poetry has appeared in such publications as STRONG VERSE, THIRD WEDNESDAY, FORGE, RED RIVER REVIEW, and FOLIATE OAK. She lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.