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 debut poetry collection, "Dreams of Dali", is available from Flutter Press. Her work has appeared in such publications as Strong Verse, Red River Review, Forge, Poetry Quarterly, and Third Wednesday. She lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.