Apprehensive Sunlight



The floor chases the sun

Disturbing the warmth, Dust wanders

Within bent beams, embedded

In light captured heat

Moves as an animal, crawling

Never quite caught, always catching


Late leaves, blended with sidewalks

Attempt a crossing, through portal

Entering dry, slightly sifted

Remnants, now empty veins

Lost among the floorboards

Still trying, still trying, always trying


Screens are guardians, slim aluminum

Bugs not meant to be heard

Play pretend with access, asking

Confused, glancing curiosity,

Darting, from screen to screen

An escapeless web, teased by wind


The fireplace, forgotten tomb

Sits still, breathless, sullen

Until blown upon by suffocation

Sparks break out, wild upon the world

Die in the night, depthless deep

The morning buries them, softly


The sun, a cold reminder, where

Blinds attempt to illuminate

Loss of cycle, the crouching star

Until the horizon eats the beam

Spinning, spinning flat, until

Hands are rubbed together







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33 Responses to Apprehensive Sunlight

  1. This is absolutely beautiful.

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  2. I love the imagery in the poem. Great job!

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  3. dreierjo says:

    love the imagery!


  4. milliethom says:

    A lovely, evocative poem.


  5. k8macdo says:

    I love : “Dust wanders

    Within bent beams”.

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  6. calensariel says:

    Beautiful. I still am amazed by the pictures you come up with.

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  7. vivachange77 says:

    This is brilliant. Your images reach beyond words and speak a language of their own.

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  8. I found myself holding my breath throughout this beautiful piece. Thank you!

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  9. Friday K Chibwe says:

    This is brilliant


  10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn montage. Glad you did this one.. Outstanding!

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  11. Daleen says:

    The way you paint with words always inspire me. You are a true artist


  12. So eloquent. Thank you. I am enjoying your words so very much.
    Where does that accompanying artwork come from?

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  13. “Still trying. Still trying. Always trying.” Evokes the human struggle to create a lasting legacy. For what? Everything dies. But your poetry expresses it beautifully.


  14. ramaink says:

    It’s gorgeous!!

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  15. SandysJar says:

    Elegant writing. Thanks for sharing

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  16. the pictures are in complete sync with the poem…great work 🙂

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  17. I really enjoyed your writing in this poem—evocative and provocative, in the sense of thought provoking. Thanks for sharing your gift and your effort. I’m also writing to express my appreciation for your follow of Heart of Life Poetry.


  18. elmediat says:

    Effective imagery and atmosphere.
    Thanks for visiting my Photo Blog. Much appreciated.

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  19. harrisandyou says:

    Elan, great job! It is thought provoking and lovely all at the same time! Thank you for checking out my blog and allowing me to visit yours!

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  20. b00kreader says:

    This was gorgeous! I loved the words you used they whole thing was wonderfully melodious.


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