Grey

A Poem

Farah Egby
Jan 10 · 1 min read
A person falling downwards and upwards at the same time
A person falling downwards and upwards at the same time
Photo by Henry & Co. from Pexels

I can throw my arms up
Reach for the grey
Some days I can touch it
So low does the sky descend

I can kneel in gratitude
For my good fortune
Which despite its truth
Is tainted with the grey

I can scream into the night
Yet the grey encroaches
On the welcome dark
Like a photographic vignette

I can walk through the grey
Trudging with head down
Doing as I am bid
Inner and outer duties at war

I can try to hold fast
Or I can cease to fear
Welcoming the shades
And fall into to the grey

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Software Agilist, Erstwhile Scientist, Music Dabbler and Amateur Human Being.

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