In The Dark

sometimes in the dark I see you
the ghost of another lifetime
the plot of a story in rhyme
just a shadow cast in deep blue
a clouded lens, distorted view
a scepter that I cannot name
when morning comes you don’t remain
then once again I feel the loss
and long for calm of night and doss
the dark when you might come again

d”Verse Meeting the Bar – Decima  (I missed out on the link to post this at d’Verse Poets. *shrug*)

light and dark


(photo by Tess Kincaid)

seekers of light
we turn our backs to
the darkness

pretend it doesn’t exist
admire the shiny lights
the baubles that twinkle

call loudly to us ” look at me”
and we can not hear the
whispers of nightly struggles

bright star lures us closer
warms our cold hearts until
we turn to embrace those who

live in the shadows