standing room only

a chair to sit in filled with silence
offers more comfort
than these cacophonous sheets
rioting disorderly through dreams
promenading as puzzles
with the promise of solution

shrouds of ambivalence
with no claim to tenderness
printed in patterns
of restlessness and terror
on a background of ennui
just loud enough to hold you
with a whisper

there is grey and there is black
and ninety-seven shades
of hope in between
these bones that rattle and moan
in a plea for prone
in exchange
for dawn’s pink necklace




Linking up today with the fabulous dVerse poets for Open Link Night, join the fun!

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