NaPoWriMo: Day 1

Prompt: a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life.


I watch the world
through a north-facing window

In the mornings
daylight wins over shadow

I see sunbeams
Burn away residue frost

Another day beginning

Mail is delivered
Dog walkers pass by

Neighborhood driveways
Slowly empty and fill

Afternoon sunbeams
Dance onto my wall

Evening makes its appearance

In the nighttime hours
the world is still

I see only the ghost
of my own reflection

One more day
Aware yet unharmed

Sheltered

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