Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stephanie Smith - Two Poems

A Lament

your skin
smells of sandalwood
and sleep
the reek
of winter’s corpse
your lips of mint
and silk kisses
like slippery rooftops
skeletons dance upon
like my morning coffee
the dolor
of life without you
the cold embrace
of this poem

Breath and Shadow

you are
still life

the breath of feathers
in an empty galaxy

the shadow
in a child’s nightmare

you are oxygen—
artificial and alone

the cry
in claustrophobia’s
dark closet

Stephanie Smith is a poet and writer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in such publications as Strong Verse, Pif Magazine, The Literary Hatchet, Bete Noire and The Horror Zine. Her first poetry chapbook, DREAMS OF DALI, is available from Flutter Press.

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