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235th Weekly Poetry Contest winner: Insomnis

by JP Davies

Scant light to tell
fox from shadow,

woodland trail
from river.

On the cusp of sleep
it lifts its head,

roused to peak

by the deadfall snap
of trespassing feet,

endless trudging
through an echo-chamber skull.

Woods recede in its eye
to dragonfly glow,

bastion night-light
in a child’s room.

Dawn will not come
without its say-so.

The fox bows to the river,
laps darkness.

A drawn down lid
snuffs out the universe.

Published in Boyne Berries


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