The tricks that light plays

 
 
Cowering in the corner
and
waiting for the ghosts to go,
 
some will and some won’t know
how that feels.
 
peeling back the crust -like skin
reminding me of just how thin
the line between
sanity and madness
really is.
 
We
persevere
because we’re here
and now is how it seems
except for and including
the torment of our dreams.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.