Poetry: Selections from S.F. Wright



She Dreams of Strangers

She dreams
Of strangers.
 
Her parents—
On the wall’s
Other side.



Job

To dislike your job is one thing;
To abhor it is another;
And nothing inspires hatred
Of your profession more
Than teenagers.
 
A few can be decent;
Most aren’t.
Quickly,
Your initial enthusiasm
Turned to apathy, disgust.
And they sense this,
Which breeds
Like feelings.
 
Those moments—
Inspiring someone,
Teaching someone—
Where are they?
In better schools,
Or maybe just
In movies.
 
You are in neither.



Inspiration

“Moments of genius”
Are like
Invisible
Spinning
Dust.





S.F. Wright lives and teaches in New Jersey. His work has appeared in Hobart, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, and Elm Leaves Journal, among other places. His short story collection, The English Teacher, is forthcoming from Cerasus Poetry.

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