“She Said She Was Bored” on PoetryNook

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A new normal sets in!

I haven’t published anything to PoetryNook since June 1! I’m not crazy about this poem, but I’m saving some of my late poems for a couple of anthologies and contests right now. Mostly, I want to get back into the rhythm of things. Things are moving again, and movement is good.

This week was a good one for it. I found out a story I submitted last July was accepted. I just proofed my poem that was accepted for the upcoming HWA Showcase.

Fall is coming, and that means the Black Cranes: An Asian Women in Horror Anthology will be released soon and I’m really excited about that—I have two stories included. You can read more about that from Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn in this WiHM interview.  And (on top of all the urban homesteading) I’ve been taking classes to be a grant writer.

But for now, here is a simple poem for PoetryNook… may we never succumb to the curse of apathy.

She Said She Was Bored

She said she was bored
so we went to the circus
but she hated clowns

so we went for art
but she thought the gallery
was full of posers.

We went to the park
but the trees were the wrong kind
and the grass too green.

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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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