I dance with shadow daily, more than most. It is deeply entwined in my creative process. Writing, and especially writing poetry, brings the darkness to light. Most often I feel one foot here in this world and one where darkness prevails and light is hard to find.
Today’s prompt on OctPoWriMo is Rules and Inspiration. I don’t like rules, never have. I tend to go my own way whether that gets me into trouble or not.
I found myself listening to Boadicea by Enya while writing this to the point that I put it on repeat until I was finished. Now I would have liked to take a page from my friend Sarah at The Writer’s Experiment and post the video of the song so that you can experience as I did, well, to some degree. I recommend turning it down low or it is just distracting. Also it takes a few seconds and then you can skip the ad.
Shadow stalks my every step
waiting to push me
is such a bitter pill
Showing its face when
around a bend
twisting my guts
darkness and light
is a wonder
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