GloPoWriMo: Day 2


An Old Woman Full of Light

Her man wanted a room
without light. A cube of
dimness, and colours dark as bark.

He’d whisper in her ear
“Are you asleep?” and
she’d fall into a deepened still.

She told me she’d not seen a dawn,
a rising sun, a glisking light
never entered that room

that held his plague,
prophecy, and sleepless presence.

The day after his funeral,
she painted the bedroom
Daylight Yellow,

            and bought a new bed.

written for Writers Digest PA 2: Second Chance, Glo/NaPoWriMo Day 2, use a word featured in  Haggard Hawks Twitter feed. Glisk v. glance, brief glimpse of warm sunshine. ©Misky 2022 Image Better Days Ahead by Billie Rae Busby Shared with #amwriting #glopowrimo #napowrimo on Twitter

10 responses to “GloPoWriMo: Day 2”

  1. Love the use of the word; the illustrations; and most especially the ending!


    1. Thank you,Lillian.


  2. Super! And a good word, too.


  3. Glisk if you must. Me, I’m a basker.
    I’m basking in your talent, M. Thanks.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you. 💕


  4. I love poems like this, that paint such a full picture of a person or relationship through a single focused detail. This does it so well. Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. You have crammed a whole life’s relationship into this poem. Excellent.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. 👍 You’re very welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

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