“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 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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1 Response to “The Last Ditch” on PoetryNook

  1. Marge Simon says:

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

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