When pressed for time… a poem

GateThings have been a little busy—pirantulas, newspapers, paperbacks, publishing, prop lists… and, of course, work!

As I scurry to clear away the back log on my desk, I offer you a spooky, Halloween appropriate poem for your entertainment. I originally wrote this last April for a poetry challenge.


The night is dark and so am I

so let me sing a lullaby

of slippery souls and fading faces,

empty eyes and haunted places.

The rusted gate shrieks I love you

to each and every passer-thru

who came to see you lying here

with stifled cry and crusted tear.

The night is dark and so am I

as I hear your final, lulling cry.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit SpaceandTime.net
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