If You Are Looking For Something to Read Out There by Laura Sminchak

I keep a list
of my thoughts
a rope thrown
something to clutch
when I remember and plunge
remember and melt
if you are up to anything
it is a sight beyond
dog-eared notebooks
you would not tolerate
an underwhelming afterlife
reading scribbled musings
remember when I bought the volumizing shampoo by mistake
three trees that look like the mothman out there
the stench of melted Barbie dolls and vegetable soup
today I am 38 and you are 37 though I have never been the oldest
memories being so finite
you now newly infinite
I hope you are beyond it
fathomless
free
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About the Poet:

Laura’s work has appeared in publications such as From Whispers to Roars, Cathexis Northwest Press, and Neologism Poetry Journal.  She lives in Ohio with her family and is a licensed attorney.  She spends her days adventuring with her young children and staying caffeinated.  You can find her on Instagram at @laura_writes_words.

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