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Mwende Mutiso

(Kenya)

When light meets darkness


a flick of the switch
abrupt fierce death to darkness

slow rise of the sun
slow agonizing death to darkness

light always wins the battle, it seems
darkness dies, to resurrect elsewhere

or does it?

a beam of light from a distant star
pierces the dark galactic space
darkness doesn’t yield, or die
but engulfs this daring stream of light
in its dark treacherous vastness
strangling it’s brilliance
reducing it to a flicker
a twinkling speck

beyond night vision
beyond daytime blindness

light meets darkness
and loses

Submitted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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  • Vedanth Bhatnagar (7/16/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    A brilliant observation and a very good poem.
    ...reducing it to a flicker, a twinkling speck, very true, indeed. (Report) Reply

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