small stories #7

Sonja Braas, The Passage, Week 38, 2011

Sonja Braas, The Passage, Week 38, 2011

it is so dark

I’ve put the lights on

to illuminate the sudden gloom

of thoughts and feelings

my eyes shuttering

it is so dark

a sudden stripping of the light

by clouds weighing heavy

so I can’t see the sky

and it’s only morning

the day descending

and already I sense the night

so close

yet above

this smother of grey

there is still the sun