Friday, June 29, 2018

When He Thought (Day 527)


When he thought 
she wouldn’t 
see him 
yet she did   out 
there   under pre-dawn
streetlights   
where everyone could 
watch   his eyes 
shining with surprise   
dread dragging at her 
heels

When the darkness 
rushed up 
behind her   footsteps 
quickening   velvet arms 
grasping at her 
secret childish fears   
what would she have 
said   had he 
told her   

Who hears such things 
with equanimity   
who dives 
into midnight   dressed 
in black   bare feet 
silent 
on hot pavement   as if 
she believes herself 
invisible




(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

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