I CLOSE MY EYES – POEM by @extreme_crochet

Cross-posted from: Extreme Crochet

I close my eyes in the darknessIn the hope that you’re not there

It’s a burden that I live with

A pain I cannot share.
My eyelids are like blankets

I shroud myself from view

To feel a certain safety

And sleep again renewed.
These eyes are tired and sore

From seeing damage done

Like dust from absent dew drops

Those battles only lost not won.
I close my eyes despite the darkness

A hood of velveteen

There’s safety in there somewhere

Amongst treasures left unseen.

 

A Woman Alone A reflection on my life as a single parent in the UK. Twitter @extreme_crochet

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