Light and Dark

What fear makes

your hand tremble

and your heart hammer

for what is hidden from


and has the

power to keep you 


in the early 

morning minutes
when there is a chill

in the air

and a feeling

that you are


in all 

the world?
In the darkness

you must remember 


the sun will rise


and with it

the anthem of the

wakened rooster

and the 

morning chorus

of crows. 
When light

slowly seeps across

the indigo sky

it is easier 

to breathe and hope

that all will be

But, it is in the


and the wisdom of no light

trust is 


©Laurie Lynn Newman

Photo: by Donna Burklo. (used by permission )


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