Night Tricks

It’s National Poetry Day today so here’s one of mine…..

Night Tricks


When the house stands sullen in the darkness

and the windows are bleak blind;

When the light throws pot plants centre stage

and the garden is a looming shroud;

When the car lock clunks with an orange flash

and the garage door shuts with a thud;

When a single star sits in a navy sky

and branches are black-laced fans;

When the silence rings like tinnitus

as I aim for the door with my key;

When the soft footstep behind me is

simply a dried leaf  –

then, do I weep.






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