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I wrote this piece in my writing group and liked how it turned out. The theme was the quality of light through a window and on imagining my view in the bedroom I wanted to draw on the sun’s transformative nature and the colours it creates.

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From Rise to Set

It slips through gaps. The top half blocked out, an umbrella on my piece of sky. On the sill a plant sucks in every ounce of its golden preciousness as if starved for years.

Through the day it fades, from lemon to a deep purple the shade of squid ink. Sometimes it catches itself, caught in a roar that makes it bleed, trickles caught on clouds that turn a bubblegum pink.

Across the road it lingers in the trees, pine shards that trembles with its rise and fall in a bow. The grass plays in sways, teases in a tickle.

Across my duvet it explodes, spreading far and wide parting for obstacles that stand proudly as shadows, soldiers in the world of light & half light. Tendrils crawl into spaces disturbing dust and skin flakes happy to be settled.

It is the reveal of a life lived, my life in a cocoon that welcomes it. And when it goes, the day is done and sleep is welcomed beneath the diamond halo of a moon.

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