Ain't No Ninny

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Poem A Day Challenge – Day 13



Not An Option

I remember dawn

Longingly —

Open windows bringing first rays of yellow

Night shadows disappearing

Gentle warmth flowing through my veins.

From my darkened cask, I daydream about

Other lifetimes, eternities ago, when

Running out to greet the morn was

Taken for granted, when

Heat was generated by the sight of your face at first light and

Everything took on a golden glow from the

Sun’s warmth. If only I could taste daylight again! But

Until I wake myself from this dark nightmare,

Nightlight will have to do.

(The above is an acrostic poem.  The first letter of each line, reading down, spells out the phrase “I long for the sun”.)