You’re Saying
by Ranney Campbell


of Sophia Stid
of all that she stated

of fear disguised as indifference

of Haight
of Still the Waiting

of future

of drive away, be driven
of never say never, never say go
because . . . it is
                                   as it once was

of I guess I’ll have to move to L.A.

of four posed questions
or, just the first two, if their answers, no,
                                        and yes

there is nothing you’re saying
there is nothing, you’re saying


I am still waiting
because there is nothing other to do

work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep
in one year, in that June, five years

the best things are those awaited
or, was it meant, the awaiting

or, was it meant,
we have all the time in the world 

IMAGE: Eclipsed Time, sculpture by Maya Lin (1989-1995).

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: The reference of Sophia Stid was in regard to her work, “I Am Tired of the Movie About Sentimentalized Male Failure.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ranney Campbell earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Missouri at St. Louis and her poetry has been published by Misfit Magazine, Shark Reef, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and others. Her chapbook, Pimp, is published by Arroyo Seco Press.