Poetry by M. Stone




 Art by Valerie Chamberlain




The Privilege of Right Mind


My phone emits a pleasant chime

     a daily reminder to take my pill


No longer do I flail against the label

     prime candidate for lifetime medication


I learned there are far worse things

     than admitting illness     the dishwater tinge


seeping into my vision     the melted lead

     heaviness of my limbs     and a sense


of time spinning like an old radio dial

     static bursts     then the strange gleam


of a decade from childhood     from before

     my birth     













M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry and fiction while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, SOFTBLOW, Calamus Journal, and numerous other print and online journals. She can be reached atwritermstone.wordpress.com. 




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