Night time

For Jilly’s days of unreason challenge. Today’s quote (I liked this one a lot!):

“Just beyond the bruised lips of consciousness.”

from Birds Again

~ Jim Harrison


There is a world,

we hover on the brink, daytime,

but night’s drapery,

lush and secret,

furtive and dimly starlit,

hangs over the hidden door.

You take me there,

part the curtains

of that elusive place

that lies just beyond the brink of sleep.

Its taste is still there

on my lips

when I wake.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

24 thoughts on “Night time”

      1. It is! When I read the prompt I thought dreams–and as you’ve said, I always go to stars. But it’s extra strange that we have some of the same words!

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