Safety by Tarale Wolffe

Safety is a luxury

when dreams raise fear

when chills wake you screaming in the night

when life's tinted with knowledge

Dark and Dangerous.

 

Safety is foreign

when waking brings truth

when sights send you trembling through the day

when life's tainted with shadows

Callous and Cruel

 

Safety is a concept

when sleep slips past

when darkness presses down on all sides

when life's hidden with masks

Bright and Polite

 

Safety is a word

when pain burns anew

when bruises blossom 'cross fragile flesh

when life's truth arrives

Loud and Clear


Tirzah Allen