local_library A Song of Needles

by Stephanie Smith

Published in Issue No. 280 ~ September, 2020


My daydreams are draped in

Novocaine and whiteness

An anesthetic that numbs the pain


This nightmare leaves my feet

Cold as a prison term

Condemned to a bed of nails

Where I fall asleep to a song of needles

Where I drown in the salty ocean of space




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Stephanie Smith is a poet and writer living in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in such publications as ABYSS & APEX, WHISTLING SHADE, THE HORROR ZINE, ILLUMEN, and LIQUID IMAGINATION.