And I Never Stopped Dreaming

You dropped your backpack
            In my kitchen.
            Spilled out and scattered
                        Across the linoleum:
                                                      Candy wrappers
            And a dog-eared copy of
                        One Hundred Years of Solitude.
                                    These became the contents
                        Of my dreams.


J.R. Barner is a writer, teacher, and musician living in Athens, Georgia. They are the author of
the chapbooks Burnt Out Stars and Thirteen Poems and their collection, Little Eulogies. Their work has appeared in Flow, ONEART, Suburban Witchcraft, Impspired and others, both online and in print. New work is available periodically at