In the terminal quiet
of a hospital waiting room,
a small family of strangers,
displaced by unfamiliar furniture,
take nothing home with them
except the bruises of collision.
Stephanie Bradbury lives in north Georgia and works as an emergency room nurse. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals, including Inkin Thirds, The Rusty Nail, Mad Swirl, and Front Porch Review.