Poetry 101 Rehab: Dark

i rely on the dark.

it is an elixir,
a serum
the better to
tell truths.

witness once every
twenty-four hours
and hide to reveal new things.
one by one
details come to
the dark.

strip away the dark
and layer up the
bring back the fake.

honesty by light –
it’s too much,
too nerve-wracking
and i can’t stand
it just yet.

(the dark offers
too much protection;
why ever would i
give it up?)

there’s too much shelter
right now.
even so
the horizon is finding its
first rays
of light.


10 thoughts on “Poetry 101 Rehab: Dark”

    1. Thank you! I had an entire theme in mind, more or less, and translated that to this.

      I also seem to have broken up with my usual poetic style, so I’m always a bit nervous about how something will turn out.

      Thank you again 🙂


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