Museums

Rooms upon rooms between the halls
and smaller rooms inside,
every object has its own,
all together, each alone
in its own brown or cream room
with one glass wall,
a card or tag telling us: "this is me,
where I'm from and when;
how are you?"

In those rooms,
the world is so friendly.

John L. Smith

I have been featured in St. Paul Almanac’s “Impressions” project, the North American Review, Hamline University’s “Rock Paper Scissors” and also “From Whispers to Roars.” I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and am currently pursuing an MFA from Hamline University. I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota.