Darkness Becomes Her

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 20
“For today’s prompt, write a dark poem. Cave poems, poems at night, and no electricity poems–these are all appropriate for today’s prompt. Of course, dark has several other connotations as well. An underdog is often known as a dark horse, a villain may have a dark heart, and Batman is known as the Dark Knight.

Of a most stormy life was drawn,
and arbitrary blackness gallops in
as dark as the leathery dead.
Pull the shades down
in the cave of black Despair.
This is my torture,
my long nights alone.

Cento from:
Alone~Edgar Allan Poe
Mad Girl’s Love Song~Sylvia Plath
45 Mercy Street~Anne Sexton
The Ballad of Reading Gaol~Oscar Wilde
The Traveller~Maya Angelou

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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