Safe From The Light

I lie down in the shadows
  where no one can reach me

My seventh and last
  place to hide

The sixth was a funeral,
  the fifth when in hospice

The fourth was each time
  that I lied

The third was a promise
  I made to a girl

That she took
  to her own grave

The second a promise
  I made to myself

From a vision
  my Grandmother gave

The first was the darkness
  where I exited that world

On a day that was
  cold and bright

Now the process is finished,
  as I hide for the last time

In the shadows
  —and safe from the light

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2010)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on February 15, 2019

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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