Only Laughter

July 15, 2018



Only Laughter

by Inessa Carver



They say there’s glorious light

At the end of an endless tunnel

And there will be only laughter


When I rolled within a tin can

Caught glass in my eyes

It looked like glitter, like a rave


When I lost my innocence

Thought it was a game

Realized I didn’t know the rules


When I tried to breathe water 

Become a mermaid in my bathtub

I never grew gills, always gasping air


When I finally find the darkness

And there is nothing else

There will be

Only Laughter





Photo by Allef Vinicius, 


Inessa Carver is a poet born in Las Vegas, Nevada though her life has led her to live in many states across the western U.S. She is an avid feminist and advocate for LGBTQ rights, with a love for finding beauty in the most difficult circumstances.





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