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Dark Caress


brushes the shadows aside


My ebony shield

is gone


The light of day


my wounds


The world




strip me naked


The demons

move in


Their assault is



I cower


to a world

that my eyes alone

are privy to


A kind soul

extends a hand


He sees the


that I’ve become


I turn away

and retreat again

to the dark caress of the night


I’m safe

but restless


I’ve found respite

until the clouds move aside

and the moon

eats the darkness

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

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