My Poetry, Uncategorized

Talk To You Soon

There will come a time I will ask you if I smell like death.
My life might have started to resemble ripped stitches.
Sometimes the world slaps me so hard it feels like I’ve been cut.
This is the reason I wear makeup so thick.
I vomit while laying on my back, the flies lay eggs in my mouth.
Maybe I will choke or my questioning of death will come out as a gurgle.
Suppose that’s the only way I can get you to answer.


-Talk To You Soon

by Kelley Stephens


the_agony_of_the_fly_by_deathwish mixed with  flies_on_a_wire__by_lithp

mixed with

Inspiration/Quotes/Photos, My Art, Uncategorized, Videos

I’m Back a Published Artist

I’m back a published artist!

You can find me in Persephone’s Daughter’s Fall 2015 inaugural edition literary magazine (HERE).

Persephone: once abducted by Hades, queen of the underworld, vegetation goddess, protector of  young girls.
Persephone’s Daughter’s is a lit magazine dedicated to empowering women who have experienced various forms of abuse and degradation.

They also have a (TUMBLR) and a (FACEBOOK) as well if you are interested.  The magazine is geared towards Women and has a variety of art, poetry, prose, interviews and reviews.  All of the women working for this magazine are really so kind and helpful if you just want some advice or someone to talk to.  With such great young and talented women involved in this project I see it only getting bigger and better! In saying that, I am honored that I get to say I was one of the originals!

I’ve gone through some unbelievable things since I have last blogged here and I am still figuring it all out and putting pieces together so, getting my work out there and published couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I am so thankful for the opportunity, the deadlines and the hard push it took to get to this point.  You can be sure to see more of my art being published hopefully soon!

Finally, I am happy to share that about seven or eight months ago I decided to start a YouTube channel showing sped up demos of my painting process start to finish. 
I am hoping to do a giveaway of a painting that has or will be featured in a video on my channel soon as well. So, everyone go check it out, subscribe, like and watch for me please! The link is (HERE) or you can click the red You Tube link above!


6th Street

6th Street  by Kelley Stephens-  If anyone is interested in purchasing artwork or if you have any inquiries please email me at 


Remember to check out all the red links above and thank you for your time!



My Poetry


I could tell you in detail
what the walk looks like
at midnight, 2 a.m., even 5
never having seen the familiar
yards and fences during daylight

it’s impressive how someone can
feel so close from a distance
a breeze that carries you off
to where he’ll lift up your skirt
or the song in your headphones
his floor, leaking emotions

as he walks on I squint
getting stuck in the hold position
he forgot to let me off the hook
scratched and skipping I’m on

– Repeat by Kelley Stephens