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Poem by Gervanna Stephens

simplicity in mind

I sometimes find myself 


the meanings of simple words


to me this is self preservation 

survival of all the love poems 

I’ve penned in secret. 

I want to write more

than my sorrow

spill ink like tales of grandeur

pen purposeful threads,

but most times  I can only say good morning. 

And isn’t that desire too?  trial and error,  fixed in sleep,  wishes of good night,  blessings beyond the simplicity of words.

I want to try,  embrace all the in betweens that the day holds  from morning to night.

Gervanna Stephens is a Jamaican poet and proud Slytherin with congenital amputation living in Canada. She is Assistant Editor with The/tƐmz/Review, hates public speaking, has two sisters who are better writers than her & thinks unicorns laugh when we say they aren’t real. Recent or forthcoming work can be found in Moonchild Magazine, Ghost City Press, Montreal Writes and Yes Poetry.

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