Woman Waking in Wilderness

“Little child, you
shouldn’t grope around
in the dark that way.
You might find something
that isn’t friendly.

I know you can see
a piece of it.
It’s not moving now
but you can
hear it breathing.

Someone must have
finally shut the door.
Last night the moonlight
and the wind were
playful and threatening
like young wolves.

Four walls and a roof
make big magic.
Yesterday, the horses
were here again,
watching us
through the windows.

I laughed in the morning
and at noon I sang
like a rock star.
At least, the children
are happy."

Woman Waking in Wilderness

Nancy Ames

Calgary, Canada

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Artist's Description

The location is remote and a young mother is waking up, feeling surrounded by danger.

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