The Glow of Morning

She chooses to live
in the dark,
afraid of what light
may reveal.

There are mornings, though,
when sleep evades her,
and the sun invades
the room before she
can hide.

She will watch the dust
dance in the streams of light
filtering through the shutters,
and, occasionally, even lift
a hand to feel the warmth,

and marvel at the glow.


For The Mag image prompt.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

10 responses to “The Glow of Morning

  1. It makes me wonder what it is that makes this girl afraid, even when she feels the warmth of the sun. Good narrative,

  2. If she can still marvel at the glow even after choosing to live in the dark then she is lucky indeed! Beautiful post. Very touching.

  3. I leave this piece with a hope that ‘she’ will one day choose to stepp out into the light …

  4. A gentle, evocative write with deeper layers…

  5. This piece has a hopeful note. Perhaps, light will win her over yet. 🙂

  6. sreejaharikrishnan

    a bit curious to know the lady….lovely ………

  7. Lynette

    Thank you. Very well written.

  8. A perfect fit of words to image. I liked this take.


  9. Tess Kincaid

    Delicious…I relate to her…

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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