Blinded in Shadows

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Shadows splayed in broken array

candid curvature quilled in quiet

my voice too frail to sway the sentinel

I resolutely reject his denial 

Rigid confines of emotions

imprison the heart, hardening

stifling the warmth of touch 

with the coolness of deceit

a sliver of untruth reaps

hollowed hope canyons wide

I sweep my hair from my eyes

and see past my childish pride

I choose the path that 

allows the woman in me to dream

©Written 04/2016, Revived 12/2019

*But yet, I do not allow myself to dream. I seek shooting stars to reaffirm their existence, but I deny myself the hope of believing in more …


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