Everything feels new
like a meadow
after gentle rain.
I tell myself
that’s how I feel
refreshed by gentle rain
not battered by a storm.
I almost believe it,
believe that I’ve left the past behind,
our past with its sunshine and shadows.
I try to see the sun
but it’s so bright
I have to close my eyes
and that’s when the tears fall.
That’s when the shadows return
to haunt me.
I hope
they will be haunting you.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.  You can read her work here and here.

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