“Song of Lazarus” on PoetryNook

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I slept for a week
while the world around me died.
Inside, so did I.

Self-righteous lips pray
for those trapped on sinking ships—
no absolution.

Regardless of cost
good advice springs up like weeds.
No truth is required.

Souls have become cheap
worth less than the USD—
profit margin-less.

We are all equal
laid head to toe in mass graves
united in death…

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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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