Between the shadows and the light
sunless days and sleepless nights
experience has taught me well;
but in the chill of the unknown
it’s difficult to walk alone,
I’ve clawed my way through certain hell.
Life’s thrown us both a punch or two
and made us leery in our quest;
it’s difficult at any age
to stare upon an empty page,
not quite knowing what comes next.
Illuminate me with your words,
let their light pour down on me
unfettered and undeterred,
I revel in their honesty.
We each come from a storied past
and both of us have tales to tell,
they’ve shaped us into who we are
much more than just some empty shell
Back and forth with words we volley,
the ball is firmly in your court—
perhaps it’s more than some fool’s folly
though neither really can be sure,
with trepidation we tread lightly
inside our rhymes and metaphor.
© Ginny Brannan 2022