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

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