Monday, January 7, 2013

Circumstance by Stephanie Smith

Time is drowning
     in the fluids of our celestial bodies
The egg is cracked
     and leaking our unborn children
as we fling old clocks over branches to dry

We long to bask in the first sunlight of Spring
but things don’t always happen
the way we want them to
And circumstance proves time and again
the cancer in our lungs will do us in
until there’s no one left to mourn

Author bits: 

Stephanie Smith was born in 1978 in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she still resides. Her debut poetry chapbook, DREAMS OF DALI, was released in 2010 from Flutter Press. Her work has appeared in such publications as PIF MAGAZINE, GLOOM CUPBOARD, and EVERYDAY POETS.

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