One Poem by Andy Eycott

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Reign of night

As you slumber on
our cumulus bed,
I hold your innocence,
flying in the breathless air
where mountains peak.

My sleeping sun
I shine on you,
a shower of Moon kisses.
My inhibited heart
open wide now it is safe.

I map your face by the stars,
whisper sweet love songs
that falter in my throat
when you smile at me.
I am humbled by your gaze.

You throw me, I am shadow
cast in your light.
To your day I feel small,
yet as you sleep
my shadow reigns all.


Since being diagnosed with dyslexia at 48, Andy has had poems published in print and online. Publications include: Obsessed with Pipework, Orbis, The Dawntreader, Poems in the Waiting Room, Sentinel Literary Quarterly and a number of anthologies. Andy lives in South East London and recently qualified as a counsellor.

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