Black Pearls


White electricity and black pearled oysters
The light spits in my eyes and I cannot see
Bourbon is a poison when gold bandages
Cover our mouth and childhood welcomes
Us a comfortable stoned death bed of iron

Paige Simkins

Paige Simkins

Paige Simkins is a librarian with the Tampa Bay Public Library System.She has a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She lives in Ybor City, Florida with her husband.

Black Pearls is her first publishing credit.
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