darkness bites, it lurks unseen
devouring seconds, minutes, hours
as eyes first open till they close
it doesn’t rest
we are oblivious
what parts are stolen?
what moments removed?
days and nights, we thought we owned
we were whole once
but we vanish, morsel by morsel
untraceable, no warning
as a pickpocket slyly steals
dissolving us in stores, alleyways
as we speak or sing, work or play
make love ~ the very air we breathe
darkness continues biting
until we breathe no more
©jmtacken March 8 2014
Lovely Jenny, a very sensitive account and tale of time passing and the impact of death. Well done.
thank you very much Michael, yes the clock continues ticking 😦
Very powerful, Jenny.
Hello and thank you so much for reading and commenting, appreciated.
I like the darkness biting until we breathe no more ~ Interesting picture too ~
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Thank you Grace for reading,commenting and also the invitation. I have heard of this site. It is now 10:15pm Saturday night here, how long do the prompts go for? Very kind of you to ask – smiles
“days and nights, we thought we owned” fantastic line….when we realize we don’t own them….it’s a life changer.
yes how our lives are on the tick tock, slowly edging away without us realising 😦 thank you Colleen 🙂
You are certainly in control of your prose here. This is awesome. I like the stealth of time in darkness. Wow.
Bless ya Tess – thank you so very much for your kind words as always, appreciated 🙂 x
Smile. You’re on Candid Camera. 😀
You are most welcome.
Thank you so much DM 🙂
Wow – you’re all Stephen King! Nice work! 🙂
Seem to be at least last night, possibly Mary Poppins tonight! 😉 xx
Chilling and unsettling, but a beautiful description of death stalking.
Thank you Sarah… Yes ‘he’ does stalk unfortunately 😦 x
yes, Time is a sneaky little bugger isn’t it?
a darkly evocative poetry and photo pairing Jen.
Thank you Jack, yes loved the pic, so many amazing shots out there. Hmm yes tick tock unfortunately…. 🙂
the darkness is always there…often it is what we choose to see…or allow it to take…i have found beauty even in my shadow…death, a whole other shadow, is always there waiting…in the mean time, i will live…smiles….
I am glad you are doing so my friend, thank you for reading..let’s keep that darkness at bay for a long time to come, hope your dad is doing okay?
there is no going back , breathe deeply
As I try to do lovely, your support is amazing hugs