Kerenza Ryan

Kerenza Ryan is a student at Cairn University studying English. Her work has been published in Blue Lake Review, Peeking Cat Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, and other literary journals. She can be found writing about writing on twitter @KerenzaRyan, or waitressing her way through college in Bristol, PA. 

Cigarette

When He began creating
Billows of dark clouds
I assumed His perceptions must be
The eye of the storm.

I couldn’t yet see
That the Hurricane would whip away
His baby fat and leave him
Sniffling, nose bloodied by the Wind

Now it’s easy to lose
The baby boy
In the Cloud of Smoke
As he consumes It
And It, him.