Poetry, Coffee and Murder

This nocturnal schedule is conducive to poetry. I suddenly have a lot of silence and darkness in my days. With the sun no longer a distraction, I’m immersed in myself. No more busy schedule pulling me. Just poetry and the night.

I find myself waking up full of dreams that want to be written. Writing along with my first cup of coffee is becoming a ritual. With the veil between sleep and life so thin, the words spill themselves onto the page.

Here is this morning’s dream in verse.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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