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A Week Ago Today


A week ago today

we were setting up the moon

we were sharing secrets

we were wondering if woven baskets connected to hometowns.


A week ago today

we were talking about high school

and high times

laughing gas without any tanks.


A week ago today

we were comparing childbirth to Roman rulers

we were sleeping in and waking up

we wanted to.



we aren’t speaking

I checked.


Silvana Smith is a writer and artist from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her bachelor's degree in sculpture from the University of North Florida. She uses her time to create art, poetry and short fiction. Areas of inspiration include spoken/written words, human connections, insects, eggs and cats. She has had her coding poetry previously published in BackSlash Lit. Smith's latest poems have focused on the sadness caused by the pandemic.

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