Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
 
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Smiling Faces

by Stephen Jarrell Williams


They are coming
for us,

lights in the night sky,
appearing playful, bright, moving

us to tears,
hoping they will save us,

we bow
before a cosmic guillotine.


© 2010 Stephen Jarrell Williams

Stephen Jarrell Williams loves to write, listen to his music, and dance late into the night. He was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His parents are native Texans. He has lived most of his life in California. His poetry has appeared in Anthology, Aphelion, Avocet, Blue Collar Review, The Broome Review, Byline Magazine, Camroc Press Review, Chronogram Magazine, Freefall, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Hawaii Review, HUNGUR, Is This Reality, Kalkion, Liquid Imagination, Mad Swirl, Mirror Dance, Neonbeam, Nerve Cowboy, POEM, Poesia, Posey, Purpose, REAL, Shoots And Vines, Tales from the Moonlit Path, and others.

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