Wednesday, April 30

Black to Fade

Black to Fade, 4/24/14

Letitia Minnick

Caught in the light,
darkness shutters--
fear curling like a fetus
crawls from kindness,
curling into itself
and away from the love
shining gently
on its shoulders.
Tighter, it draws upon
the memory of despair,
suckling on nothing
but a shadow cast
by the hope that seeks
its destruction.

Letitia Minnick

Written for Wednesday’s Weekly Write.