bonfire night

children throw a can

I jump in the dark –

finally alone


blessed aloneness here refers as much to antisocial behaviour retreating into the dark as to the uninvited presence of a love disturbing solitude, counteracting its own blessing, turning manipulative..

~ by Barbara S on November 6, 2021.

2 Responses to “bonfire night”

  1. The explanation is crushing – much more so than the poem. Pushing away love as inconvenient seems counterproductive to contentment…

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