The Prisoner Stephanie Smith Poetry

local_library The Prisoner

by Stephanie Smith

Published in Issue No. 294 ~ November, 2021

It’s easy to get lost inside these colors

like a liquid dream that never stops bleeding


There is a space in the corner of my mind

that is always empty,

always screaming at me for more


The night lashes out with its stinging tongue

My back is bruised with hues of blacks and blues

that form shapes like nightmares,

like the glorious verse I know I will never write












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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.