Today’s poem is written to the prompt from Robert Lee Brewer on the Writer’s Digest Poem a Day blog challenge. It’s Two for Tuesday, to write a dark poem or a light poem, or both. I followed Robert’s example and combined references to both in this short poem. It riffs off a poem by Katy Ellerman, a fellow classmate from ModPo.
Struggle. Darkness of senses.
Fight fog-blur, sightless.
Before, there was light. Before the blinding of eyes.
There is no turning-away. In this place
I make my peace with where I am.
Enfolded. Enveloped. Silence. I stand
against the dark outside this circle. Remember light.
Inside the heart, a flutter of doves.
Carol A. Stephen
April 2, 2013