Vox Poetica Today

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Thank you to vox poetica for featuring my poem “In the Gloom” today!

In the Gloom

He walked through the door
and found a nothingness,
like the set of a silent movie
being filmed in black and white.
He could hardly tell the ceiling 
from the floor.
In the gloom, he found a window
and pulled back gathered curtains.
Slender beam of light
exposed a million specks of dust,
all annoyed at being wakened
from their dream.
He was uncertain of his purpose,
but tenacious in his search.
He focused on the door
then she waltzed in!
Suddenly, the room was drenched in color!
A light had been switched on
and perceptively he knew
why he was there.
He tried to tell her
just how much
he’d missed her,
but she was fleeting... like the wind,
and disappeared.
Is that what it’s like
when you need someone,
but there is no “someone”
to be found?


  1. I find a tender, delicate beauty in this poem, reflected in the lace like curtain being gently pulled aside. I love the pattern and colors coming through the window, like reflections on water, and wonder if I am looking through hand made glass. The beauty of imperfection. This poem and the photograph are such a perfect match for each other. No sense of which inspired the other, as if they were born together, each an extension of the other. Lovely. Thank you

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