#Whatdoyousee #Keepitalive #Poetry #WDYS

Words on Paper

What do you see # 67 – February 1 2021

Image credit: Tim Hüfner @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the photo shows a partially open gate, which is thrown in relief by a light filtering from a doorway)

I hide in the dark shadow.
Small, afraid of the light
Things I see in the dark
Feel familiar, safe.
Whispers, comforting.
Scratching, claws on wood
Remind me there is life outside.
The dark bars drawn by the light.
I think of the Tower of London.
Traitors Gate, prison bars
Being held by shadowy thoughts
Too many nameless things
To make me feel small.
To shrink further into darkness…

© Anita Dawes 2021

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