To let in the Darkness

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I pulled the curtains to let in
The darkness outside. After you
Had lit the fireplace, I craved it.
I knew the trees were covered in snow.
The cold light of the half moon
Reminded me that it was below freezing
Out there. Even the red-breasted birds
Had gone to sleep. But I would not sleep.
I opened the windows instead, and my breath
Came out in gusts of thin unformed
Clouds. The sharp cold air frosted
My throat and iced my tongue, and I
Smiled as I leaned into the fireplace
You were tending. The heat blazed around me,
But this time, I did not back away.

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12 thoughts on “To let in the Darkness

  1. Balance…it all has purpose Trini, even the darkness. It allows us to then really appreciate the light that we have discovered 😀
    Well written and a lovely share, thank you! 😀 ❤

    • Yes, exactly, Mark! 🙂 For me, I have always loved that balance, I love twilight and dawn, spring and autumn, I love light within when there is darkness outside, I love the moon better than the sun 🙂 Thank you so much, Mark 🙂

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