Literary Orphans

Two Poems
by Mariah Wilson


You’re Not Here

You are

Sleepy memories


Like 5 AM fog


Off calm waters

Of the soul


Absent you

I lick your flavour

From my lips.

Warmth envelops me

Until I wake


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We Walk Alone

we struggle

————————–to connect

we wait

for a look

————————– to make us quiver

for a smile

————————–to quicken the heart

for a touch

————————– to start a fire


door slam

————————–Soulful cries

fall on deaf ears


tears shed

fires dwindle

————————–the cold reminds


we walk alone

————————–in this journey

we live solitary

————————–in our heads

we are all alone

————————–in the end

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Mariah E. Wilson is a writer from beautiful British Columbia. She has been published in The Loch Raven Review, Every Day Poets, The Kitchen Poet, Walking is Still Honest, Luciferous and The Corner Club Press, for which she is also now the Poetry Editor.


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–Art by Denis Olivier