A poem from my upcoming book, Wednesday Night Regular.


Too many stars
In the night sky
I crave the darkness
Too much light
Exposing the world
I know enough already

Bring me her unmapped body
Her dark hair and eyes
Like chocolate and coffee

Extinguish light
Leave mystery
To be explored
Leave enigma
To be pondered
Leave me
To the whims
Of my darkened muse


Illustration by Tammy Atkinson of Atkinson Creations

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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