“The Last Ditch” on PoetryNook

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Friday afternoon
rides down the road like Sunday.
Soft, church shushed quiet…

but no hymn bells ring.
There’s only sirens screaming
dog barks and gunshots

before the hush falls
returning frozen silence
that precedes the storm.

Once neighborly friends
now brawl in the canned goods aisle—
broken hearts and jars…

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About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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One Response to “The Last Ditch” on PoetryNook

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Good one! I gave it a “Like” and commented.

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