That Midday Ennui Stephanie Smith Poetry

local_library That Midday Ennui

by Stephanie Smith

Published in Issue No. 254 ~ July, 2018

An invisible mist hangs

over Tuesday afternoons

where cars zoom by unaware

in their rush to reach death

I crawl over bloated hours as

the swell of a cello on the stereo

causes trees to mourn their stillborn children

 

The evening seems more pleasing

with its absinthe and mystery,

the indiscriminate twilight with its arms open wide,

the news hour with its tales of murder

while a cat sits on my lap and purrs

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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.