Aspects

There is a dark side to me
       casting flickering shadows over my face
       flowing like black syrup through my veins
       dripping ink from my fingertips onto the page
       creating shapes and symbols from a long forgotten age
       painting images of dim futures barely grasped
       releasing shades from the past into the wild.

There is a light side to me
       brightening the sparkling glint in my eyes
       coursing like sweet wine through my body
       slipping of my skin like strands of silver gossamer
       making pictures in my head of blue skies and summer
       singing like a bird soaring in the air
       liberating sugar motes and strands of light.

There are many sides to me.

Sometimes I am this, sometimes I am that
       there are happy days full of sunshine
       there are gloomy days full of shadows
       there are between days full of nothing much.

Sometimes I am this, sometimes I am that
       there are days when I am the poet
       there are days when I am the artist
       there are days when I am the page.

Sometimes I am this, sometimes I am that
       don’t judge me by just a single day
       don’t think you know me after just one hour
       don’t put me in a cage to keep me still.

© Sybille Sterk

Aspects

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Poem about boxes… the kind people shove you into, even if you don’t fit…

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