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

About Penny Wilson Writes

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, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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4 Responses to Dark Caress

  1. Powerfully written, Penny!!


  2. “And the moon eats the darkness…” My gosh, that’s a powerful line. So is this entire poem. About depression, right?


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