Tag Archives: darkness

Lights flashing in the night- February 21

Lights flashing in the night, Two cars stopped Going opposite ways And a policeman gesturing.   He looks safe. I worry for him That those he has stopped will do him harm;   Only because he has Chosen to stand … Continue reading

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match girl – December 10

12.10.2016 she bought me a christmas candle to shine in the window and warm my heart   remembering the little boy who saw its orange flame and felt safened by the warmth   like the little match girl who saw … Continue reading

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hands in the dark – October 7

10.7.2016 dark crisp night branches so stark against the sky   we hold hands into the dark stepping ahead with each other   as if we’d always known. ——————-

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signals – December 13

12.13.2015 tree lights in the dark signaling   warmth in the cold   for all of us. ————–

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the dark drops on suddenly – August 17

8.17.2015 the dark drops on suddenly, rain fast behind, the taste of ozone metallic in our mouths.   we close the drapes to hunker down with books and a cuppa, weather central near to hand.   threat hangs pregnant.   … Continue reading

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electric candle – January 6

1.6.2015 electric candle in the bedroom window filament of childhood   warmth against all darkness and grievings.   I place one in my window now and remember   the small boy who could not express how afraid and alone he … Continue reading

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