Grey and Black, the shades swim; from tired dusk, through depth-less night,
To silver dawn and the promise of virtue renewed.

I swim through dreams, foggy and dense, shift awake, shift back to bed, restless and cold;
And it is black in the time between day and rest.

She is beside me, curled up and warm, my heart of comfort, my steadying anchor;
A woman of virtue, desire and trust.

Black fades to Grey, as red-lighted numbers tick towards blaring doom.
Black fades to Grey, as dread of *another* day creeps into my chest.
Black fades to Grey, and I’m reaching for time, adjusting my fate.
Black fades to Grey, I lock onto her tight…
Black fades to Grey: a delay of time, an extension of sanctuary.

 Black to Grey

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  1. avatarMarsh says

    And thank you for the comment. I’m always a tad self-conscious about my poetry, which most likely stems from not paying too much attention to it in school. But, I’ve found that it really helps with my narrative writing, by letting me get to the meat of the subject.

    I wrote this the other night, a couple of hours past my bedtime, just thinking about how I had to get up for work and trudge through another day. Being able to capture that feeling was great, but finding out that it spoke to someone makes getting up with it, all the more.

    Thanks, Alison,


  2. avatarAlison says

    I liked this poem. Really spoke to me . I have sleeping issues and you described them perfectly. Thanks

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