... Hanging On...

by Peter Hunter

I tried to hang on to capture the light

but it slipped through my treacherous fingers

a fish escaping back to the water

an eel slowly wriggling back into its river of darkness

but the light will return

dragged slowly by the dawn

until the bright warming blanket

comforts the land

once more to fool us with false optimism and hope

Peter Hunter 2012

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