Vacant Visionaries

empty eyes
a looking-glass to see

that’s fabrication,
making images to suit the occasion;
finding what isn’t

and using false
as witness.
to say nothing of fact,
these glassy-eyes reflect falsehoods, diverting truthful impact.

Samantha Terrell lives near Springfield, Missouri with her husband and two boys. She has had work published in DoveTales (by Writing for Peace, Colorado), the Ebola chapbook (by West Chester University, Pennsylvania), and others, as well as two poems pending publication by Knot Lit Magazine later this year. Read other articles by Samantha, or visit Samantha's website.