Feb 4, 2011

Light and Death

A dark and damp room,
Closed from the outside world by a singly door.
The light from the next room which falls into the room through the keyhole
And the gap between the floor and the door
Is switched off.
The lean man, reduced to a creature of the dark feels choked.
The same feeling he gets everyday when the lights go off.
Knowing there is no way to escape but a slow, painful death.
He curls up in a corner and waits.

1 comment:

Bebbi said...

Wow, this makes me want to reach out and be a comfort to this man. Your words are very deep and create images very well. Thanks!! :)