These Are My Trophies

would that
become my
trophies, heard
by contemplative

seek that
which I fear I cannot give,
but am forever after
trying to, as the pensive
reflection tells me anyway,
in this, my computer-screen trophy case.

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.