February 2021 Winner

S.A.D

Anne Savage

 

The 21st or thereabouts
it starts; when everyone’s alight
or wrapped and giving. My life
Gurgling like a strangled straw
when the drink runs out
Shrinks down and out as light
Spins into empty.

A few grey hours every day,
Darkness laughing from the edges
chews and bites a little more at sunset.

The bottom of the slide where we
all tumble into lack of light,
Narrow, miserable, sad; we know
an ancient truth.
We are all Persephone.
In winter we go down into the dark.

Please enter your details below to receive the latest news and offers from Creative Writing Ink.