two monostichs by Annie Lyall Slaughter

Weathered faces whisper tales of wisdom written in wrinkled skin, sharing more than words ever could



The creek twists into the tributary and from there we tread through those bountiful waters


Annie Lyall Slaughter’s writing is inspired by her dreams, imagination, and extensive travels across the globe. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, grew up in Southeast Asia, and currently resides in New York City.

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