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Shadow Light

Those dawn hours

Seem the longest


Daylight savings 

Interrupting the rhythm 

Of waking and sleeping 

Earlier starts

Sleeps that seem sporadic 

To times of a different daylight

Staying boring to encourage

My little one 

To sleep again


The only colour 

My husband’s gaming mouse

Flashing new hues

Every few seconds 

Keeping her interested 

The greys and shadows 

So intriguing 

To her young eyes


She’s reaching out to feel

The beam of light 

So clear to sight

But untouchable 


The shades of grey 

At the break of day

Never endure

Joy Campbell - April 2021

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