• Marías at Sampaguitas

Poem by Gervanna Stephens

simplicity in mind


I sometimes find myself 

searching,

the meanings of simple words

lost,

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.

9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All